Britons and Americans alike were thrilled to hear that Prince Harry had finally proposed to his girlfriend, American actress Meghan Markle. The royal engagement has been dubbed historic, groundbreaking, something that “will change the Monarchy forever.”
But, according to Twitchy’s Greg Pollowitz, Americans should be a bit more skeptical of the upcoming union.
Prince Harry's kids will be Americans. What if one grows up to be president and is in line for the throne at the same time? Brits are playing long-ball here, but it's a smart move. They want America back and this is how they'll do it.— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) November 27, 2017
The tongue-in-cheek conspiracy theory quickly gained traction on Twitter, earning more than 130,000 retweets and close to half a million likes.
Pollowitz, himself, doesn’t think the tweet was all that clever.
This is crazy. Everything I’ve ever tweeted about Ohio State is a better take than this— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) November 27, 2017
But clearly, the world disagrees.
“Is it possible that Prince Harry's whirlwind romance has all been a long con on the road to acquiring their unruly former territory? Probably not,” writes Bustle’s Claire Warner. “But Twitter had a field day imagining the possibilities.”
It sure did.
TIME TO RECLAIM THE COLONIES pic.twitter.com/s471i2d05f— Fried Livers (@FriedLivers) November 27, 2017
Negotiations began a long time ago pic.twitter.com/pYmMX48Vkj— Mark Summers (@marksummers24) November 27, 2017
It’s The Crown/House of Cards crossover episode you’ve been waiting for.— Michael Fish (@Papa_Fish_NYC) November 27, 2017
This is the most credible post-Brexit strategy for the UK that I've heard so far.— Robin Bairner (@RBairner) November 27, 2017
Sadly, not everyone understood the genius of the tweet and had to ruin the fun.
The child can’t be President unless born in the US and that won’t happen— Mary-Ellen Field (@maryellenfield) November 27, 2017
No they won't. Pretty sure Ms Markle will be expected to renounce US citizenship and take UK.— Katrina Gulliver (@katrinagulliver) November 27, 2017
Looks like Prince Harry Jr. 2052 is off the table.
Prince Harry Jr 2052— Dan (@Lord_Chewie) November 27, 2017
Too bad. His campaign slogan would've been a real winner.
Make America Great Britain Again— Alice Little (@frolickingfood) November 27, 2017