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All The Glorious Memes To Come From Trump Being Mocked At Buckingham Palace

Grumpy Trumpy.

Yesterday, the Internet travelled back in time to an era of petty schoolyard politics with this iconic video of multiple world leaders secretly mocking US President Donald Trump.

During a NATO summit at Buckingham Palace yesterday, a conversation between Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, French president Emmanuel Macron, Britain’s PM Boris Johnson, Dutch PM Mark Rutte and Princess Anne was caught on camera. 

Honestly, Princess Anne was in fine form at the NATO summit. Listen for all the details…

After careful examination and some clever lip reading, the Internet has determined that the world leaders were gossiping about Donald Trump during their conversation. 

BoJo asks Macron, “is that why you were late?” and Trudeau interrupts by saying, “He was late because he takes a 40 minute press conference off the top.” 

Speaking to Princess Anne and the rest of the group, Trudeau appears to address Trump’s announcement that the G7 summit would no longer be held at one of his resorts. “You just watched his team’s jaws drop to the floor,” the Canadian prime minister says.

When Trump was asked about the conversation and Trudeau’s specific involvement, he told reporters, “well he’s two-faced.”

“And honestly, with Trudeau he’s a nice guy, I find him to be a very nice guy but you know the truth is that I called him out on the fact that he’s not paying 2% [on defence] and I guess he’s not very happy about it.”

Trudeau, Macron and Johnson have all shrugged off the video, but it was too late – the sneaky convo has already birthed many incredible memes:

The whole thing got even more meme-worthy when Trump went to greet the Queen, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles, but was side-stepped by Princess Anne who stayed by the sidelines.

Some people were even speculating that Prince Charles subtly flipped the bird to the POTUS during their interaction:

It’s an awkward moment for these world leaders, but there are lessons we can learn from this: for the most part, politics is still playground stuff and the Internet is incredibly talented at making hilarious memes.

I'm Quite Certain Actress Laura Dern Thinks Baby Yoda Is A Real Person

Is Baby Yoda the next big NBA star?

By now, you’d be well aware of the Internet’s latest obsession: Baby Yoda. He’s the adorable Mandalorian creature who has captured our hearts, brought a tear to our eyes, and birthed hundreds and hundreds of incredible memes

It’s hard to quantify the amount of Baby Yoda content I’ve willingly consumer over the past few weeks, but it’s safe to say, me and my colleagues have become well acquainted with the sweet green critter. Actress Laura Dern, on the other hand, seems to think Baby Yoda is a real life person.

In a recent red carpet interview with Variety, Laura Dern was asked “have you seen Baby Yoda?” to which she replied, “Yes, I did…today” with an unexpected level of certainty.

“I think he was at a basketball game,” she said. “He was in PA (Pennsylvania?)…That’s all I’m gonna say.”

A BASKETBALL GAME? IN PENNSYLVANIA? Does Laura Dern think Baby Yoda is a real person? Does she not know who he is and is trying to appear like she does? There are so many questions.

It’s the ultimate ‘OK Boomer’ moment and judging by the host’s reaction, he’s just as shocked at Dern’s response as we are.

Even Jennifer Lopez wasn’t sure who he was. When she was asked the same question at the same event, she had to be reminded of the character by her red carpet handler. “I like Baby Yoda, I think Baby Yoda’s amazing.” Well, that’s a relief.

It’s been a big week for Star Wars hottest new export – he’s not only the topic of red carpet interviews, but he’s launching hot new merch, leading the US Presidential race and was even put forward as the next in line for the throne if the Queen was to legitimately pass away.

I’m so here for Baby Yoda and people thinking he’s a real life human being.

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No, The Queen's Not Dead But These Memes About It Are Alive And Well

False alarm, Baby Yoda.

God doesn’t need to save the Queen because she’s alive and well – and so are the many memes about her rumoured death.

Yesterday, Twitter was set alight with rumours that the Queen had passed away – and in true 2019 fashion, it was all because of a WhatsApp conversation. 

Twitter user @tezilyas shared a screenshot of the WhatsApp group chat which read: “Queens passed away this morning, heart attack, being announced at 930 Am tomorrow,” apparently “from a guards reg WhatsApp group.”

@texilyas’ caption on the Tweet was what we were all thinking: “If it’s true that the Queen is dead and it was leaked from a WhatsApp group with an erect pens as it’s profile pic…then I humbly request the programmers of this simulation to wake me the f*ck up please.”

Turns out the whole thing was a huge stitch up and the rumours were quickly squashed by Charlie Proctor, the editor-in-chief of the blog Royal Central. “I see we have reached that time of year where I have to dispel rumours of HM’s passing,” he tweeted. “The Queen is not dead.”

By the time the news had spread that the Queen was not, in fact, dead, it was too late and the meme lords of the Internet had already worked their magic. 

Here are some of the most hilarious memes and tweets to come out of the Queen’s near-death:

Equally-as-interesting as the memes is what would happen if the Queen was to die. According to The Guardian, an organising committee meets three times a year to plan for the Queen’s funeral as part of a plan with the code name “London Bridge.”

Apparently, the prime minister of the UK would be notified of her death first, before news is sent to the governments where the Queen is the head of state and the 36 countries in the Commonwealth.

So, good chance it wouldn’t be through a dodgy WhatsApp convo then? Probably not.

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