Some of the Weirder Stories From the Royal Funeral

A spider and a dropped piece of paper went big on the internet
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 19, 2022 2:47 PM CDT
Some of the Weirder Stories From the Royal Funeral
A screen shot of the famous spider.   (YouTube/The Sun)

The queen's funeral on Monday drew all kinds of somber and serious coverage. And there there were stories that were anything but:

  • Dropped note: A bishop dropped a small piece of paper near the queen's coffin in Westminster Abbey and Twitter all but erupted with the possibilities (and the jokes). See USA Today.
  • The spider: A spider was spotted atop a note left by King Charles on his mother's coffin, and it thus became the most famous arachnid in the world for a while. See the Washington Post.
  • The romance? A young man and a young woman who met in line waiting to see the queen's coffin became a viral sensation in Britain. Alas, romance does not appear to be in the cards. The Guardian explains.
  • Burning question: The BBC wonders why Killing Eve and Grey's Anatomy actress Sandra Oh was at the funeral. Turns out, it's a Canadian thing.
  • Canine cousins: The New York Post headline says it all on this one: "I was shocked to learn my dog is related to Queen Elizabeth’s corgis."
  • Scrambled eggs: And those who need to know the queen's recipe for scrambled eggs can turn to the Daily Mail.
(Read more strange stuff stories.)

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