Palace asks Donald Trump fan to remove fake Queen pic from election bus

Buckingham Palace asked a Donald Trump supporter to remove a fake image of The Queen from a bus, according to reports.

Her Majesty was shown wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat on the vehicle.

It is thought the image had been plastered on the "Trump Train" bus for a year when Palace aides spotted it at a rally in Florida, US, last week.

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson told BuzzFeed News that they were aware of the Queen's picture on the bus and that "representations asking for removal have been made".

The Daily Star approached the palace for comment on Friday.

The Trump Train is an unofficial campaign tour bus that supported the re-election of the 45th US President during the 2020 US presidential election campaign.

One side of the bus showed a large image of the Queen in a red outfit.

The original photograph of the Queen was taken by Christopher Furlong on April 1, 2011, during a visit to Wales.

It showed the smiling monarch wearing a diamond brooch on her lapel and floral decoration on her hat.

The version of the picture was placed next to a logo reading "Women for Trump" and had Her Majesty wearing a hat with the famous Trump slogan "Make America Great Again" with her badge replaced with a Q symbol for QAnon.

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The conspiracy theory claims that Trump was fighting a "deep state" network of political, business, entertainment and media elites.

The bus is owned and operated by Trump supporter Buddy Hall. It was seen at an "America First" rally in Florida last week for Republican Representatives Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Green.

It is not officially affiliated with Trump, or Gaetz or Greene, who are his staunch allies.

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Gaetz spokesman Harlan Hill said: "We’re sure Her Majesty has greater concerns than motor vehicle traffic in The Villages – Florida."

A spokesperson for Greene said they did not see an issue with having the Queen’s tampered image on the bus, telling reporters: "You do know what a meme is, right?"

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