Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, became Twitter royalty after making a gesture that summed up everything about Donald Trump’s state visit to the U.K. with a smirk and a wink.
On Monday, the president and First Lady Melania headed over to meet with Prince Charles and the Duchess for tea at their residence at Clarence House, which is a stone’s throw away from Buckingham Palace in Westminster, London.
After a photo opp with the royals, Camilla gave a wink that set the internet ablaze.
Camilla’s wink is probably the best thing about this visit so far pic.twitter.com/F7kJ6dTJ8K
— Rupert Myers (@RupertMyers) June 3, 2019
What does she know that we don’t already know? Is she saying she just knows?
Honestly, who knows?
I love how she’s basically saying “look at this buffoon we’re about to have tea with”.
— I changed my name (@AtHomeInBk) June 3, 2019
People assumed Camilla was acknowledging a member of her staff.
But Twitter filled in the blanks to guess what the 71-year-old royal intended by that wink.
She’s like “Don’t worry we got the idiot from here”
— @nomorelies (@nomorel91718459) June 4, 2019
Will you rescue us if we blink? I hear millions of Americans blinking desperately on our side of the pond!
— CatMom (@CMeegan69) June 3, 2019
Camilla sees right through Melanie's attempt to dress like Lady Diana.
— AndiFrank (@andiandi2011) June 3, 2019
That's the wink of a woman who knows EXACTLY what was used to stir trumpy's tea. 🤣🤣🤣🤣
— Jacquie Hahn (@shroommuse) June 3, 2019
The Washington Post speculated further by entertaining these theories.
“Was she [Camilla] letting us in on a secret? Making a joke? Alerting us to an indecency? … Some suggested it was a longing to flee her brash American guests.”
Team Camilla can’t get enough.
She seems most mischievous 😉
— Tracy 👩🎤 (@snarkinlarkin) June 3, 2019
I love Camilla- she’s been through it all – I don’t think she takes anything too serious. Especially not these people.
— LaineH (@hale2012) June 3, 2019
The world is fixating on Donald Trump’s controversial state visit to the U.K. amid protests. The four-day European tour began with a visit to meet with Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace, followed by a tour of Westminster Abbey.
Trump will continue to Ireland on Wednesday and France on Thursday and gain everyone’s admiration and respect along the way.