Queen Elizabeth II’s fashion statement has again made news, this time seemingly poking fun at the President of the United States, Donald Trump. President Trump’s state visit to the United Kingdom had the internet documenting their every move, either for controversy or for glee. The topic of heat at this time seems to be Queen Elizabeth’s tiara at the state dinner, which somehow has people thinking that the Queen sees the President as a menace.

The Queen of England hosted the American President at a lavish state banquet last Monday. The white-tie banquet saw the Queen wearing a cream dress, a blue sash and the Burmese ruby and diamond tiara by Garrard. The tiara was commissioned by the Queen in 1973 and features the 96 rubies gifted to her by the Burmese for her wedding.

The headpiece became a controversial topic on Twitter, focusing on its history as being a protection from “illness and evil.” “That's the Burmese Ruby Tiara,” a user wrote. “It was designed by Her Majesty herself in 1973 using gems from her collection. It consists of 96 rubies that were gifted to HM The Queen by the people of (then) Burma as a symbolic protection against illness and evil. Make of it what you will.”

 

The choice of jewelry has people wondering whether the headpiece was an attempt to throw shade at the controversial President, much in support of her daughter-in-law Meghan Markle. The Duchess of Sussex has previously released some powerful statements against Trump, calling out his “divisive” and “misogynistic” behavior.

An author at Town & Country Magazine, however, assures that Her Majesty’s choice of tiara is not meant as an insult. The author comes up with a rather simple explanation for the choice of the ruby-adorned headpiece: the color combination. The Queen’s blue, white and red motif is a nod to the colors of both England and the United States — which ultimately shows a sign of allegiance rather than “shade.”

It comes to question what the Queen thinks of the “misogynistic” President, which is answered by a simple “no comment.” She acts as a “living embodiment of the State,” and her personal biases can’t affect the country’s diplomacy.

Queen Elizabeth, Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Prince Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles President Donald J. Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, participate in a welcome ceremony at Buckingham Palace Monday, June 3, 2019, in London. Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks