Queen Elizabeth II made a surprisingly daring entrance to the Opening Ceremony at the Olympics in London Friday, with U.S. viewers poking fun at her rather stoic facial expression, suggesting that one particular grim-looking image was on its way to becoming an Internet meme.
After the British queen's parachute entrance into the Olympics stadium at the center of London, accompanied by actor Daniel Craig in true Bond form, spectators and other guests and dignitaries rose to their feet and applauded her entrance.
As the queen took her seat at the stadium, however, she appeared to barely crack a smile, which caught the attention of viewers who decided to comment on the monarch's facial expression online.
Here are some of the captioned images viewers of the Opening Ceremony have been sharing, showing that Queen Elizabeth is surely on her way to becoming an Internet meme.
Queen Elizabeth was also caught on camera looking a bit less than interested in the Opening Ceremony, as the image below shows.
In addition to amusement, some viewres expressed confusion at Queen Elizabeth's presence at the Olympics Opening Ceremony.
Rob DenBleyker (@RobDenBleyker) tweeted: "I've also never seen anyone as angry about being the Queen of England as the Queen of England is."
Dan Hyde (@DanHyde_) shared: "The Queen is so cute she just kind of stands there and says things written for her and everyone cheers loudly while she looks uninterested."
TabloidJunk (@TabloidJunk) wrote: "What's with Queen Elizabeth? She looked completely bored during the whole #OlympicCeremony ... at one point appeared to be filing her nails."
Here is a video of the moment James Bond escorts the Queen to the Olympic Stadium via helicopter and parachute: