This is certainly unique.
After bowing out of her “Platinum Jubilee” celebration (as if we’re supposed to know what that even means?) for heath reasons, Queen Elizabeth has now missed a second day of events.
Well, kind of…
The Queen was supposed to be featured in a parade, and while she didn’t appear in person she DID appear as a hologram.
And get this: people waved at the Hologram.
So a hologram of the queen drove through London in a golden carriage today. And people waved at it. They waved at a hologram. pic.twitter.com/hxRFzFp2N7
— Barry Malone (@malonebarry) June 5, 2022
I think it’s silly enough that people revere these “royals” like they are some sort of “gods” but this is really weird!
Waving to a hologram as if it cares!
Some seem to be suggesting the Queen may already be dead:
@Neloangelo314 When they admit it but you are not awake enough to see it.
🧐🐰Queen appears in hologram in gold state coach…https://t.co/JK41H35xUm
— David Evans (@Djevans71) June 5, 2022
The Queen has appeared as a hologram waving to the crowds from the Gold State Coach during the London street pageant https://t.co/ABJpVwuoGj
— Sky News (@SkyNews) June 5, 2022
And from Fox News:
ROYAL PICTURE: A hologram of Queen Elizabeth II was projected on the carriage that drove through the crowd at a pageant for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. https://t.co/lYoYH2cUMF pic.twitter.com/z2qb50dRT1
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 5, 2022
From Fox News:
A hologram of Queen Elizabeth II made an appearance at the Platinum Jubilee Pageant on Sunday.
The hologram appeared on the windows of the 18th century Gold State Coach, which hit the streets of London for the first time in 20 years as the 260-year-old carriage was removed from its display in the Royal Mews.
A young Elizabeth waved to the crowds in the digital imagery projected onto the coach as a military procession followed the two-mile parade through central London.
The Palace had previously teased that while the queen wasn’t planning to ride in the carriage, a “fabulous surprise” was in store.
Elizabeth was also not expected to be seen on the final day of Jubilee events after missing most of the celebrations due to “mobility issues,” but made an appearance on the balcony.
She waved to adoring crowds with Prince Charles and Camilla Parker, the Duchess of Cornwall, by her side. Grandson Prince William and wife Kate Middleton joined her majesty, in addition to their three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
And from The Telegraph:
The Queen has thanked Britain for her spectacular Platinum Jubilee celebrations, hailing the “renewed sense of togetherness” that left her “deeply touched”.
In a 130-word personal message to the nation, Her Majesty said “there is no guidebook to follow”, noting that “it really is a first”.
The letter followed a poignant surprise Buckingham Palace balcony appearance, in which she smiled and waved to huge crowds alongside her three heirs, to round off a pageant filled with pomp and splendor.
“While I may not have attended every event in person, my heart has been with you all; and I remain committed to serving you to the best of my ability, supported by my family,” the monarch wrote.
“I have been inspired by the kindness, joy and kinship that has been so evident in recent days, and I hope this renewed sense of togetherness will be felt for many years to come.
“I thank you most sincerely for your good wishes and for the part you have all played in these happy celebrations.”