Buckingham Palace demands doctored image of Queen be removed from Trump bus

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II holds on to her hat in high winds as she arrives for a visit to RAF Valley in Anglesey, Wales on April 1, 2011. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh today visited RAF Valley in Anglesey in high and were given a personal tour of an RAF search and rescue helicopter by Prince William. AFP PHOTO / Christopher Furlong /WPA POOL (Photo by Christopher Furlong / POOL / AFP) (Photo by CHRISTOPHER FURLONG/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
The original image of the Queen in Anglesey in 2011 which was doctored for the Trump Train. (WPA POOL)

Buckingham Palace has asked for an image of the Queen to be removed from the side of a bus supporting Donald Trump as his fans seek his re-election in 2024.

An image of the Queen had been doctored to show her wearing a Make America Great Again hat and a QAnon brooch.

According to Buzzfeed, the bus had been used during the 2020 election campaign but the picture of the Queen was only spotted when it was in Florida last week at a rally held by Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene.

Buzzfeed reports the palace has asked for the picture of the Queen to be removed. Yahoo UK has contacted Buckingham Palace.

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The bus is run by Buddy Hall and is not thought to be affiliated directly with Trump, Gaetz or Greene who were at the rally last week.

A spokesman for Gaetz told Buzzfeed: "We’re sure Her Majesty has greater concerns than motor vehicle traffic in [the retirement community where the rally was held] The Villages - Florida." 

A GoFundMe page has been set up for the bus, but has so far raised just $795 of a $10,000 target.

According to the page: "Owner of the bus, Buddy Hall has been an ardent supporter of Donald J. Trump prior to his run for the White House. Extremely proud of President Trump’s accomplishments and overcoming the challenges he has endured, he wanted to offer his support for his 2020 reelection efforts.

"He had the opportunity to purchase a luxury tour bus, got it professionally wrapped, said goodbye to family and friends and with the support of businesswoman Gladys Kohr, begun traveling the USA."

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His page says there are costs of $800 for fuel every three days as well as costs for the team including food.

The Queen as the head of state remains politically neutral and has never voted.

Members of the Royal Family don't tend to vote either, with Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, becoming the first to do so when she cast a vote in the US presidential election last year.

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