Queen Elizabeth met Elizabeth-the-Elephant and it was a total meet-cute

Queen Whipsnade elephants

God, I love elephants so much. I sometimes wish I could live with elephants instead of humans. It’s no secret that elephants are some of the most intelligent animals on the planet. They have long memories, they mourn their dead and experience grief, they play, they form communities, they understand how to use tools and more. Apparently, elephants also understand the concept of royalty too. One elephant named Elizabeth got to meet the Queen today. And Elizabeth the Elephant was SO HAPPY. I swear to God, I almost believe the elephant is curtsying to the Queen!!!

These are photos of the Queen and Prince Philip at the Whipsnade Zoo today. They were opening the new Center for Elephant Care. Apparently, the Queen was “absolutely delighted” to learn that the center had named one of the elephants after her. But not as excited as Elizabeth the Elephant!!! Truly, I understand that Elizabeth is more excited about the bananas than the Queen. But part of me also believes that Elizabeth knew that she was meeting the Queen and she was prepared to make a good impression.

We should start a petition for Elizabeth the Elephant to replace the Duchess of Cambridge. Elizabeth would do more for the royal family than Kate ever could.

Queen Whipsnade elephants

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh visit the new elephant centre at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Queen Whipsnade elephants

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Karen says:

    She is smiling!!!! AHHHHHHHHH!!!! The elephant and the queen!!!!

    Yes, vote for her to replace Kate, asap.

  2. doofus says:

    I love elephants, too. majestic, caring, intelligent…and the babies are SO DANG CUTE.

  3. Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

    These photos are everything, EVERYTHING!!!! Elizabeth the Elephant was clearly awe struck and she’s probably off bragging to her community that she met the Queen who’s named after HER.

    And yes i’d vote for the elephant to replace Waity.

  4. Betteboo2u says:

    Is there anything more joyful than baby elephants in a paddling pool? This is for you Kaiser

  5. SusanneToo says:

    Aaawwww, so cute! Elephants are the best. Love this.

  6. Vesta says:

    These pictures are totally the best !!
    And I just love how KEEN Elizabeth-the-Elephant looks like.

  7. Kiki says:

    Aww too sweet. I love elephants to bits and this is so cute that Elizabeth the Elephant is meeting Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. Naww, oh I am going to cry.

  8. swak says:

    On Netflix (and it is hard to watch) is a documentary called “The Ivory Game” which is about the poaching of ivory. But in it, they talk about the herds in life and death. IIRC, the herd travels back to the same spot one of them died every year. It’s a hard documentary to watch and I had to watch it in two parts.

  9. Lainey says:

    I love that the Queen took off her glove to meet an elephant but never takes it off for people.I adore that elephant look how happy she is!
    As for replacing DoC with Elizabeth the elephant-YES. Imagine how happy people would be to meet an elephant not to mention how much money would be saved not having to buy a bespoke outfit everytime she did an engagement.

  10. Moeketsi says:

    The first time I actually see Her Majesty’s Queen Elizabeth’s Hands without the gloves Wow!!!

  11. Zombie Hedgehog says:

    When we’re at the subject of replacing authority figures with cute animals, could we also replace Trump with a koala? Or a giraffe? A kangoroo would be fine too. I’m not picky.