Folks Online Are Very Pissy About This Pic Of Old Mate Queen Lizzie

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Every year Queen Elizabeth II takes a few minutes out of her hectic schedule to issue us commoners with a few words of wisdom.

As part of this year’s Queen’s Speech, issued on Christmas Day, Liz recorded a message from Buckingham Palace.

For the occasion, Queenie’s made herself comfortable in a particularly festive room of the palace.

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The space in question is furnished with some truly ~lush~ decorations, including a ginormous Christmas tree, a fireplace stuffed with loads of flowers and an insanely extra gold piano.

Of course, nobody expects the reigning monarch to issue the annual speech in a room full of Kmart flat-packs but, we’ve got to admit, this wasn’t her most #relatable move.

It wasn’t long before Twitter kicked off about the OTT scene, with some taking issue with one particular line from the Queen’s speech, encouraging people to unite despite their differences:

“Even with the most deeply held differences, treating the other person with respect and as a fellow human being is always a good first step towards greater understanding.”

The Tweets argued that calls for tolerance and empathy all sounded a bit rich coming from someone sitting in front of an actual gold piano:

“The Queen talking about self sacrifice in front of a massive golden piano there” wrote one.

“The Queen will urge Britain to overcome ‘deeply held differences’ as she sits near a golden piano that would feed and take the homeless off the streets for a year, a carriage clock that would fund a nurse for a year, all while Joe Public stumps up £360million to fix her castles” added another.

“Hundreds of thousands of people are visiting food banks because they can’t afford to eat and 1 in 200 people are homeless. But it’s all good, cause the Queen is here to tell us to be nice in front of her golden bloody piano.”

“Dear subjects. Look at all the gold shit I have. My table is glazed with the tears of the poor.”

Despite having a soft spot for old Queenie, I’ve got to admit that this wasn’t the smartest move on part of the Palace’s PR.