A comedian tweeted this as a joke and the Sun’s political editor said it for real

The Queen has asked Prince Charles to lay her wreath on Remembrance Sunday and will watch from a balcony instead.

Newspaper reports said it was a ‘further sign of the gradual transition of duties within the royal family’ and an ‘acknowledgement’ of the 91-year-old monarch’s age.

But it wasn’t good enough for the Sun’s political editor, Tom Newton Dunn, who tweeted this.

In a slightly unusual case of life imitating art, comedian @DaftLimmy had tweeted something similar the night before. As a joke.

Except Newton Dunn meant it for real.

Here’s what people made of it on Twitter.

The Sun’s political editor later deleted his tweet.