One of the best-known ancient wonders of the world received a temporary makeover.
The historic Stonehenge of the Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England, has pictures of Queen Elizabeth the II projected over it for celebration.
The reason behind Queen Elizabeth’s image is plastered all over the historic monument is because the queen is celebrating her Platinum Jubilee.
Many English are upset that Stonehedge organizers would place the Queen’s image on such ancient monuments.
— Stonehenge (@EH_Stonehenge) May 30, 2022
Sky News had more on the story:
Supersize pictures of the Queen have been projected on to Stonehenge to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.
Eight photographs of the monarch were beamed on to the famous Wiltshire monument to mark each decade of her reign.
One shows the Queen at her 1953 coronation, the next riding a horse in the 1960s and then in yellow during a trip to Mexico in 1975.
Another shows her walking her corgis in 1980, while more recent images show her at the Royal Windsor Horse show in 2017 and in pink visiting King’s College.
“We wanted to show different aspects of the Queen – of her personality, of her interests, and really show what a special lady she is,” English Heritage, which organised the display, said.
Marble Arch also got the Platinum Jubilee treatment, partnering with the National Portrait Gallery to project six portraits on to the London landmark.
Many users on Twitter started to troll the Queen:
An old relic of which nobody knows it’s purpose or why it’s there, and Stonehenge https://t.co/Nia41V8cRc
— Tam sellic son (@TamsellicsonIII) May 30, 2022
they made stonehenge look like a collection of commemorative pound shop lighters. https://t.co/P7JiOYJNcc
— onlycans (@The__Biscuit) May 30, 2022
Since stonehenge is trending I wanna bring up one of my favourite fringe theories that it was actually the foundations of a massive neolithic temple pic.twitter.com/zVk0G9gkmv
— Shrimp (@shitshrimp) May 30, 2022
USA Today had more on the story:
You might recognize a familiar face if you plan on stopping by Stonehenge!
Queen Elizabeth II was honored by the historic landmark with portraits of her projected onto the stones ahead of her Platinum Jubilee, celebrating her 70 years on the throne.
“We’ve brought two British icons together to mark the #PlatinumJubilee! We’ve projected eight portraits of Queen Elizabeth II onto Stonehenge,” English Heritage, which cares for the historic landmark, said in a statement on Twitter.
They added: “Each picture is from a different decade of The Queen’s reign.”