Some genius Photoshopped Donald Trump’s face onto Queen Elizabeth—and it weirdly works

donald trump as queen elizabeth of england

Photo via OGTrumpQueen/Instagram

It’s uncanny.

Of all the tactics available to Donald Trump’s opponents, satire has been the least effective. His own words and appearance are already absurd, and they’re part of his appeal. To his supporters, anyone mocking him must be weak and envious. It doesn’t work. On the other hand, here’s an entire Instagram account of Donald Trump’s face Photoshopped onto the Queen of England. 

It’s uncanny how seamless these faceswaps are. Once you’ve seen the resemblance, it’s hard to get it out of your head. Especially once you see it 10, 20, 50 times. 

OGTrumpQueen’s early faceswap efforts are a little clumsy, but they’ve progressed over time to near perfection. 

The thrust of commentary isn’t entirely clear: Trump is old and wrinkled? Trump is more monarchist than Republican? Trump is a figurehead with little actual influence? Trump is small and feminine?

Perhaps it’s that last one that’s most effective. Not because there’s anything wrong with femininity, but because Trump’s the sort of guy who would find such insinuations insulting. His vanity is well-known, as is his lack of respect for women, so implying that he’s aging like a literal “old queen” might just get at him. 

Jay Hathaway

Jay Hathaway

Jay Hathaway is a former senior writer who specialized in internet memes and weird online culture. He previously served as the Daily Dot’s news editor, was a staff writer at Gawker, and edited the classic websites Urlesque and Download Squad. His work has also appeared on,, and the Morning News.