The royal family hosted a state banquet last night at Buckingham Palace. The evening's dress code required men to wear white ties and women to don tiaras.
While Donald Trump was roasted for his unfortunate tailoring, Queen Elizabeth's choice of jewels kept everyone buzzing on the internet.
Donning a Burmese ruby tiara, it seems the British monarch may have subtly thrown shade right in the clueless face of the American president.
Although the queen's intention remains unclear, the internet saw what it wanted to see: Queen Elizabeth insulting Trump by wearing a piece of jewelry that symbolically protects its wearer against disease and evil spirits.
The Queen wore her Burmese Ruby Tiara to protect herself from evil during Trump’s visit and I AM CACKLING. 😂😂😂 https://t.co/3qVLm4Njph— Brian Gay (@Brian Gay)1559635662.0
The embedded stones were originally from a necklace gifted in 1947 by the people of Burma, now known as the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, a country rich in jade and gems.
After all, the queen has a whole museum's worth of jewels to choose from, so there definitely could have been meaning behind the selection.
@lirpalomina Isn't it true that she is very thoughtful and particular when choosing her jewels based on their significance? Love her more.— a Page in your life...⛵️🇨🇦♥️ (@a Page in your life...⛵️🇨🇦♥️)1559613414.0
@lirpalomina @ManlnTheHoody https://t.co/uwKZX3GG86— Lisa Colyer (@Lisa Colyer)1559608093.0
A memo written by House of Garrard goes into further detail about the item.
"The 96 rubies are a symbolic gesture, as rubies in Burmese culture protect from illness and evil, in this case to protect the wearer from the 96 diseases that can afflict humans. The rubies and diamonds are set in a series of rose motifs inspired by the Tudor Rose, the heraldic symbol of Britain."
The queen most likely chose the tiara with the red rubies, thinking it would complement the white of her dress and the blue in her sash to tie in the colors of both the American and British flags.
Still, Twitter refused to believe anything other than the fact that the queen wanted to protect herself from the plague sitting beside her.
@brian2596 I love this. I love the Queen. She's been throwing shade this whole time, and he's too stupid to see any of it.— Laura M. (@Laura M.)1559676819.0
@brian2596 @OdoyleCharlotte Knew she would get a hint in somewhere if not a brooch a tiara.— Jacquie J #Resistance (@Jacquie J #Resistance)1559646071.0
@brian2596 She is bloody brilliant, God save the Queen.— Alec Moody (@Alec Moody)1559636320.0
Others weren't as convinced of her trolling capabilities and instead saw the tiara as a nod to Britain colonialism.
The Queen giving Trump a ruby encrusted copy of the Magna Carta to use as bog roll is 👏what👏I👏go👏to👏school👏for👏 🔥🔥🔥— Francisco Garcia (@Francisco Garcia)1559639820.0
@weimingkam @MatofKilburnia it makes it worse that the Woke Shade Queen was supposedly dissing Trump by... wearing… https://t.co/IltZAkODjG— Ian Rennie (@Ian Rennie)1559637778.0
SHKRFFFJJRJRJRHSHSKSHKHHHH THE QUEEN DEAD ASS GAVE DONALD TRUMP A BOOK WORTH MILLIONS THAT WE ALL PAID FOR WITH OUR… https://t.co/O80kJUMbqv— Stan The Golden Boy (@Stan The Golden Boy)1559645555.0
wow queen really is a shady bitch huh. quietly and politely meeting the president like that. wearing a priceless crown. We Have To Stan— joel golby (@joel golby)1559640793.0
Can we please stop projecting this nonsense on to the Royals like they’re some kind of “resistance” liberals instea… https://t.co/CuOX2AdKDD— Wei Ming Kam (@Wei Ming Kam)1559636827.0
To dispel rumors suggesting the queen had thrown shade at the president, royal jewelry expert Ella Kay told Town & Country that the queen had no intentions of making a political statement by choosing the ruby and diamond tiara, despite its "great personal meaning and importance."
"The rubies in the tiara are a symbol of the long, healthy life that people wish the Queen to have."
When the queen met Trump last year, people thought she was insulting the president by wearing three different brooches that were chosen with great care.
The first brooch was given to her by the Obamas. The second was a funeral brooch. The third brooch was a gift from Canada, Britain's commonwealth country and ally.
The queen is known to have a neutral stance on politics, but we're hoping she has a taste for more refined personalities.