The Queen has opened parliament to lay out the government’s plans for the next two years.
At the top of the agenda was Brexit, and as the monarch proposed new laws to prepare the UK for its departure from the European Union (EU), some social users couldn’t help noticing the Queen’s choice of headwear.
As the Queen continued to announce the government’s legislative programme#QueensSpeech began trending on Twitter with over 80,000 tweets so far.
Some used the hashtag to compare the Queen’s floral blue hat to the EU flag.
Not to be facetious but the Queen’s hat looks like the European Union flag pic.twitter.com/1nDJ3sWDTd
— Federica Cocco (@federicacocco) June 21, 2017
The Queen, dressed like the EU flag ?? whilst speaking about leaving the EU. ? #QueenSpeech pic.twitter.com/o1WFLCC1VK
— Matt Lissack (@matt_lissack) June 21, 2017
Queen sporting #EU hat. #QueenSpeech #StateOpening pic.twitter.com/2YwIllTI29
— Gary Rae Needs a Job (@gary_rae) June 21, 2017
One thought one might stick one’s middle finger up at the Brexiteers by wearing one’s finest EU-flag Het#QueenSpeech #QueensEUHat pic.twitter.com/xPnfEK6Eij
— Dr Alex Gates (@dr_alex_gates) June 21, 2017
And the Queen’s hat did not go unnoticed in Europe either. Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s lead negotiator on Brexit, tweeted: “Clearly the EU still inspires some in the UK #QueensSpeech.”
Clearly the EU still inspires some in the UK ? #QueensSpeech pic.twitter.com/vqTWnxKk1V
— Guy Verhofstadt (@GuyVerhofstadt) June 21, 2017