When billions of pairs of eyes attend a historic event such as the Queen's state funeral, no detail, no matter how banal, no oddity, no matter how banal, goes unnoticed - and in times of Twitter and Co. certainly not uncommented. A dropped piece of paper during the service in honor of Elizabeth II (1926-2022) on Monday afternoon (September 19) in Westminster Abbey caused an uproar on the internet. The "Funeral Paper" even got its own Twitter account - along with a hashtag
Other pranksters promptly jumped on the bandwagon. For all chess friends, for example, the explanation why the bishop - in German both bishop and the chess piece bishop - who dropped the paper could not pick it up: "It was right in front of him, not diagonally."
Some Twitter users even claim to have found detailed shots that show what is written on the paper: "Don't drop the paper."