Toilet humour: Roadside ‘tribute’ to Queen not what it seems
On first appearance it looks as if somebody has put together a jovial tribute to the Queen to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee.
A replica of the Queen sat next to a banner that reads ’70 years on the throne’ has appeared on the side of the road in Llanon, near to Aberystwyth in west Wales.
Accompanying the ‘Queen’ is a corgi and what looks like a soldier standing guard.
Initially, many such as Twitter user Lord Charlie, who is evidently not a fan of the Royals, thought it was a tribute to Her Maj created by a fan of the Royal Family.
Posting an image of the roadside display on Twitter, she wrote: ‘Ceredigion, for all your beauty and loveliness, you don’t half nauseate me sometimes 🤢’
Ceredigion, for all your beauty and loveliness, you don’t half nauseate me sometimes 🤢 pic.twitter.com/yBJRO95jYI
— Lord Charlie³⁴ 🏴🇺🇦👙💙 (@dimamynedd) May 31, 2022
However, on closer inspection many, including Lord Charlie who had posted the original picture, noticed something else about the display – it’s not quite as complimentary as first thought.
Zoom in and it’s not a throne the Queen is sat on but a toilet, with what appears to be a pair of technicolour bloomers around her ankles.
The ‘throne’ as many will know is a slang word for toilet, leaving the banner with a whole new meaning.
Whether you’re a fan of the Royal family or not, and of course the Platinum Jubilee has divided opinion amongst many in Wales, plenty had a chuckle at this unorthodox ‘tribute’.
One user described it as a ‘Brilliant deliberate protest’, while another proclaimed: ‘Da iawn!! This is AWESOME!!!’
Whether Ceredigion Council see the funny side of the roadside display remains to be seen.
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