Am vergangenen Freitag stattete der amerikanische Präsident Donald Trump Grossbritannien einen Besuch ab. Dabei war er auch bei der Queen zum Tee eingeladen – wo er sie prompt 12 Minuten lang warten liess. Die Monarchin ging aus dem Treffen laut einer Bloggerin allerdings als Gewinnerin hervor und das mit simpelsten Mitteln:
#BroochDecoderRing— Bitch. STILL my superhero name. (@SamuraiKnitter) 15. Juli 2018
The following data relies heavily on the work of the blogger at "Her Majesty's Jewel Box". If you swing by there (I will be linking), BE ADVISED THE BLOGGER WANTS NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS POLITICAL STUFF THAT IS NOT WHY SHE IS THERE so take it easy.
All right. You need ninety-two years of background. The Queen (hereafter QE) has always loved brooches and so everyone gives them to her as gifts. Everyone. A horse-racing org gave her a gift for lifetime achievements a while back - the 'trophy' was a brooch. You get it.— Bitch. STILL my superhero name. (@SamuraiKnitter) 15. Juli 2018
QE also does hundreds and hundreds of appearances, and maybe 95% or higher, she wears a brooch. And the brooch is ALWAYS significant. Badges of military regiments - she inspects some troops, she wears the badge of them to do it.— Bitch. STILL my superhero name. (@SamuraiKnitter) 15. Juli 2018
A head of state gives her a brooch? If they visit, she'll wear it or something else she'd been given by them as a gift. (This goes for other kinds of jewelry too.) To her it's almost like royal orders.— Bitch. STILL my superhero name. (@SamuraiKnitter) 15. Juli 2018
That said, she wore three brooches while she and tRUmp were both in town. The day he arrived, the day of the banquet, and the day she actually met him for tea. (BTW, he let her wait 12min for him to show up for tea. He showed up late to tea WITH THE QUEEN OF FUCKING ENGLAND.)— Bitch. STILL my superhero name. (@SamuraiKnitter) 15. Juli 2018
That by itself is amusing enough. She wore a brooch the Obamas gave her. But it gets better. It's not AN American brooch, any would be funny. She chose THIS ONE. This one was purchased out-of-pocket by Michelle and Barack Obama and given to her as a personal gift.— Bitch. STILL my superhero name. (@SamuraiKnitter) 15. Juli 2018
And since the Obamas are Really Good At This Subtle Thing too, they chose a very modest pin made of very modest materials. The message is "Here is a gift of something you like, with only sentimental value because it's for friendship not state visits."— Bitch. STILL my superhero name. (@SamuraiKnitter) 15. Juli 2018
The US has given QE jewelry before over the years and I bet her dresser could put hands on any and all of it given five minutes. But she chose the most SENTIMENTAL piece in the collection, the one that was given OUT OF FRIENDSHIP WITH THE OBAMAS AS PEOPLE.— Bitch. STILL my superhero name. (@SamuraiKnitter) 15. Juli 2018
Next day, next brooch. This was a day of audiences with people, she does that to maintain the Commonwealth at least one day a week. That day was the King and Queen of Belgium for tea as well. She wore a sapphire brooch. https://t.co/UdpTLSKmfK— Bitch. STILL my superhero name. (@SamuraiKnitter) 15. Juli 2018
It's called the Sapphire Jubillee Brooch, and it was given to the Queen of England as a gift for ruling for eleventy billion (okay, 65). From Canada. You know, who Trump's been screaming about and insulting. The commonwealth country and one of the UK's greatest allies. Them.— Bitch. STILL my superhero name. (@SamuraiKnitter) 15. Juli 2018
Am Montag hat die Stadtverwaltung von Shanghai bekannt gegeben, dass der strickte Lockdown nach mehreren Wochen gelockert wird. Die Zahlen der Neuinfektionen sanken zuletzt in der Metropole im Osten des Landes. Nachdem beim Peak Mitte April noch über 3000 Menschen pro Tag neu positiv getestet worden waren, waren es am Mittwoch nur noch 96.