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Sep 9, 2015

24 Problems Literally Only The Queen Would Truly Understand

It's not easy being Queen for 63 years.

1. When you tell a 🔥🔥🔥 joke and people laugh only because you're the Queen.

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2. When the same boring bloke keeps talking to you at a party.

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3. When the District line is down and you have to take the royal barge.

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4. When a monarch from a country where women are banned from driving comes for a visit and you take him for a spin.

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5. When you see someone else's throne and suddenly feel inferior about your own.

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6. When people prefer Helen Mirren.

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7. When Prince Philip is all "Netflix and chill?" and you're like "We've got that banquet, remember?"

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8. When you hear other monarchs chatting about how many people they rule over.

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9. When someone says the monarchy should be abolished and you have no chill.

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10. When you have to make small talk with a man dressed as a swamp.

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11. When you can't spend money without being reminded what you looked like 60 years ago.

12. When you have to go to a sporting event and the excitement just gets too much.

13. When you have to ask people what they do for a living but you really don't care what they do for a living.


14. When everyone stares at you wherever you go like slack-jawed yokels.

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15. When your hat game is so good you can't handle it.

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16. When people keep defacing your head so you look like Amy Winehouse.

17. When people keep giving you corgis but all you want is ONE fricking Labrador puppy.

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18. When you're convinced someone is saying something about you behind your back all the time.

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19. When an embroidered child gives you a teddy bear you didn't ask for.

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20. When your face can't hide what you really think about someone's fashion choices.

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21. When they move your throne to a swimming pool because of refurbishments.

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22. When you ask yourself why you can't reign over a slightly sunnier country.

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23. When a child in novelty headwear is in your path.

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24. When someone shows you the #AbolishTheMonarchy hashtag on Twitter.

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Patrick Smith is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Patrick Smith at patrick.smith@buzzfeed.com.

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