Whether you believe the Royal family is awesome and they represent everything that’s good about Britain, or you think everything they stand for is outdated and just plain crazy, one thing is certain: these people give the world a lot to talk about--that’s why journalists follow their every move, tourists spend thousand of dollars visiting their castles (the Monarch attracts 500 million pounds a year from tourists!) and comedians use them as punchlines. If you think about it, they’re kind of like the Kardashian family: powerful, extremely wealthy, and famous for looking pretty.
That being said, if you found this comparison to the Kardashians offensive, this listicle is probably not for you. Otherwise, please enjoy the best memes the internet has to offer about this family.
15 Hello, Justin
I don’t know if you know this but Kate Middleton met Prince William at St. Andrews University over a decade ago, where they were both studying art history. Back then, William was slim and had a head full of beautiful blonde hair. Unfortunately, while he’s still a good-looking fellow, he now has almost no hair, his teeth are a bit yellow and his face is puffier than ever. Therefore, I think Kate’s reaction to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is only natural. Say what you will about Canada’s prime minister, but the man is gorgeous! In fact, he might as well be the most good-looking leader in this world--except maybe for Felipe VI, the King of Spain. That man is as handsome and charming as they come.
14 When bad news is actually good news
Most people think Prince Charles is living the life; he is, after all, the heir to the British throne. But anyone who knows his story knows he’s had a tough life. First off, his mother is Queen Elizabeth II. Have you seen that woman? She is terrifying. And I don’t know if she hates Charles or what her deal is but she refuses to give up her throne! So basically, the only way Charles will be King in this lifetime is if his mother passes before he does. And let’s face it, he’s at an age where people are starting to wonder if that will ever happen. The man is 68 years old for God’s sake! He’s waited almost 70 years to taste some of the power! Can’t he catch a break?! Don’t worry, Charles, maybe this flu season your mother will catch a cold. At her age, that will likely be the last thing she catches.
13 Wouldn’t anyone?
I feel like any woman can testify to just how hard it is to find a nice, tall, good-looking guy who is also wealthy and powerful. In fact, I don’t think I know anyone who falls into that category. I mean, don’t get me wrong, ladies, I know good-looking guys, but they’re all broke. And the most powerful guy I know is uglier than a monkey’s armpit, so not exactly a catch. So if you ask me, I think Kate did pretty well for herself. Do I think she could’ve done better? Maybe. Let’s not ignore the fact that William still lives at home and has severe mother/grandmother issues. Because of him, she also can’t make money of her own and can’t go anywhere without the queen’s permission. But hey, there’s no such thing as a perfect marriage, right?
12 When you’re no spring chicken but you feel like one
Elizabeth II is 91 years old, and has been queen since 1952--that’s 65 years in power! If she were to step aside (or die,) her first born son, Prince Charles, would finally get his big break and become king, but the world is starting to think that he might just die before that ever happens. Why? Because the queen has no plans to meet her maker just yet. So what if the pope retired at 85?! She’s probably thinking that was a wimpy move on his part! People say 40’s is the new 30’s, so technically that means 90’s is the new 80’s. So she’s basically in her prime. She still has a lot in her to give to this world, you know? There's so much wisdom inside that pruny exterior!
11 Parenting 101
I feel for Kate, I really do. How do you parent a kid who technically has more power than you in this world? He is, after all, the third in line of succession to the British throne. I mean, his birth was greeted by thousands of people just waiting for him to come into this world! David Cameron (former British prime minister) even said his birth was “a very important moment in the life of the nation.” That’s right, while you are just important to your parents, this kid is important to the nation! How do you raise a humble human being after that? Just try telling the future king of Britain that he can’t eat a cookie before he finishes his broccoli. He can order someone to chop your head off! Okay, maybe not now…. but someday! It’s gotta be tough.
10 Not a smart move, Charles
Most people remember Princess Diana as a loving mother and a beautiful human being--both inside and out. Prince Charles, however, probably remembers her a little bit differently. It is a well-known fact that he didn’t always have the best relationship with the mother of his kids and in fact, cheated on her numerous times with his now-wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. Now, I mean no disrespect to Camilla, who I’m sure is a lovely lady, but what was this man thinking?! Not only was Diana gorgeous but she was the kind of woman who willingly stopped wearing tall high heels during his marriage to Charles because he didn’t want to appear shorter than her in pictures (they were both 5’10’’). Also, she gave birth to Prince William standing up--and that alone is pretty freaking awesome.
9 Oh no she didn’t!
So, who exactly was going to tell the Princess Diana joke? Because Kate probably shouldn’t say anything bad about the mother of her husband--unless, of course, she wants a divorce. William seems like the kind of guy who can put up with a lot, but something tells me that making fun of the the way his mom died would make him crawl into fetal position and cry. Sure, it’s been long enough since it happened, but still, it’s gotta hurt! And the queen probably shouldn’t joke about Diana’s accident either. Does she not remember how her family was severely criticized in the press for the way they all reacted to her death? In fact, many people say the week after the passing was the worst of Elizabeth’s reign. So, maybe wipe that smile off your face, honey, and keep the joke to yourself.
8 Mama’s boy
Poor Charles. It’s when I see pictures like this that I wonder if maybe being part of the royal family is not all it's cracked up to be. I mean, look at the prince’s face! The guy looks miserable. He’s probably just wondering why his mother refuses to die. It’s not like he wants her to, but, you know, he kind of does. The woman is over 90, she’s had a good life. Him, on the other hand, hasn’t been as lucky. He just wants a little bit of power for a year or two, before he passes away himself. Is that too much to ask?! Apparently so. Also, he kind of looks like the queen’s husband in this picture. Maybe because they are both equally wrinkly.
7 No matter what, you are a peasant
Most people would say that being a princess is nothing to be proud of, since it’s not really an accomplishment. But I say most people are wrong. Can you imagine the amount of girls Prince William met when he started University--which is where he met Kate? I’m sure more than a hundred girls threw themselves at the then-handsome prince (he’s still good-looking but less so now that he’s lost his hair.) And I’m sure the competition was fierce! There’s no doubt Kate is beautiful, but is she the most beautiful woman on the face of the earth? Uhm...that’s debatable. Yet, William picked her over everyone else, so yeah, I say she deserves some credit. However, I don’t think it deserves more credit than, say, win a gold medal!
6 To be young and royal
Wouldn’t it be nice to be so famous, so rich and so out of touch with reality that you expect trees to move over so you can continue your walk? I wonder what would happen if they actually asked a tree to move for real--would someone make it happen for them? I mean, where exactly is the limit when you are second in line to be King of England? I don’t know if you know this but the Queen is immune from prosecution. She also has her own personal poet and she owns all swans in the River Thames. That’s right, if you see a swan in open water, it belongs to the Queen. Oh, and she also owns all dolphins in British waters because of a rule implemented in 1324. I bet now you’re thinking my question isn’t as stupid as you initially thought...
5 Making a statement
OMG, people on the internet can be very disrespectful sometimes! That being said, can you imagine that woman smoking up? She would probably never admit this, but she needs one. Just look at that face. She’s always looking either annoyed or pissed off. What is there for her to be mad about? Unlike most people, she is actually living the life. Not only does she live in a palace and has millions of dollars worth of jewelry, but she has a staff member whose sole job is to wear her shoes so she’ll never have to put on brand new shoes in her life! Yes, that’s the kind of life that she’s living. You know what? She’s fine. It’s us who need to take a green breather.
4 It’s funny ‘cause it’s true
If there’s anyone in this world who can live to be 150 years old, it's the current Queen of England. Her title gives her more perks than we, commoners, can even imagine. Like what, you ask? Well, for starters, thanks to the British clause that says “civil and criminal proceedings cannot be taken against the sovereign,” she’s above the law, which means she can do whatever she wants without any consequences, like, let’s say, kill all the puppy-killers in the world. Now that kind of power would make anyone happy, right? And so it happens to be that happy people live longer--or so studies say--so it seems like this woman is just never gonna die! In fact, her son, Prince Charles, might pass away before she does. And wouldn’t that be funny?
3 Camilla is living the life… or is she?
I thought royalty had to look presentable at all times, at least in public. Guess I was wrong. Also, I understand the need to have a quickie before you go out as much as the next person, but can she honestly say she needed to have Charles right then and there? Couldn’t she have waited until, say, it was dark out? I’m not trying to be insensitive to anyone’s feelings here, but, has she sheen Charles?! He’s not exactly what people would call “handsome” or even “okay-looking.” OMG, is that rude to say? You’re right, beauty is in the eye of the beholder; love has nothing to do with looks; everyone is beautiful in God’s eyes; looks aren’t everything; love doesn’t discriminate... But has she seen Charles?!
2 Not everyone is as lucky as you, Kate
Can you imagine if she actually said that to someone? All hell would break loose! That’s PR disaster right then and there! Kim Kardashian and her sisters would stop being the most loved/hated women on the internet, and most likely, the Queen would have a mini heart attack. Not only is that comment incredibly rude and insensitive, but it suggests that Elizabeth II is pro-choice! We obviously don’t know whether she is or she isn’t, because, well, the Queen would never say, but her being as religious as she is, I think it’s safe to say she is pro-life all the way. As for Kate’s fate after a comment like that, I think the queen would lock her in her apartment and throw away the key.
1 Will she ever die?!
I wonder if Prince Harry ever thought he stood a chance in becoming King. He was, after all, third in line to the throne when he was born. But every time Kate Middleton has a baby, his chances get slimmer and slimmer. And now that William and the Duchess are expecting their third child, he is now sixth in line! My guess is that every time Kate announces she’s pregnant, he smiles and congratulates her but dies a little inside; kind of like when actors are nominated for an Oscar but don’t win and have to fake being happy for the douche who does. However, I could be wrong. Maybe he’s okay with not being King, because that way he can enjoy a royal life without all the responsibilities that come with the throne. Either way, no one is enjoying anything before this queen passes away; and by the looks of it, it’s gonna happen in 2050.