The upside to Prince Philip’s car crash was this very funny thread that people thought must be a parody (it’s not)

When the 97-year-old Duke of Edinburgh had a car crash yesterday, it was big news – no surprise there. Some people wondered about the wisdom of the media focus, but most people accepted that procedures at the crash had been followed fairly – apart from this Twitter account.

It looked as though it might have been a joke …

… but it wasn’t. Twitter users stepped in to point out the problem with his comment, but @RuralConserv wasn’t having any of it.

Others saw that reason wasn’t going to work.

After all that, we’re still not sure whether it was serious.