LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 30: Queen Elizabeth II attends a dinner with The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland at the Caledonian Club on May 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Lewis Whyld/WPA-Pool/Getty Images)

Keep Calm, and Photoshop the Queen.

Queen Elizabeth II appeared on television in the UK on Sunday, April 5th looking healthy and bright, and gave what was only her fifth televised special address to the public.

She thanked healthcare workers, talked about the need for a collective effort, and she referenced the first time she gave a speech to the public – back in 1940 – when she was 14 years old. She’s 93. She’s seen a lot.

She said things like, “We should take comfort that while we may have yet more to endure, better days will return, ” and “We will be with our friends again. We will be with our families again. We will meet again.”

While I know in my heart that yes, we will do all of that, it was still nice and reassuring to hear as much from her. Here’s the speech if you haven’t had a chance to watch:

Her rookie mistake? She wore green. Or was it intentional?

I’d like to think she knew exactly what she was doing. Let the internet have their fun.

The collective Photoshop efforts of the internet at large did not disappoint.

Keep calm and Photoshop the Queen. Here are a few examples:

Thanks to Peter Chiykowski, the unauthorized Queenscreener especially for the laughs.


~ Kristen