It may not be known as a source of much amusement, but the Queen's Speech managed to cause something of a stir online today when Her Majesty mentioned the phrase “psychoactive drugs”.
The Queen made reference to such substances as she announced the new Conservative Government's plan to crackdown on “legal highs”.
Within moments of the Queen mentioning the phrase however, Twitter users started to express their amusement to the utterance.
While many simply offered their mild amusement at hearing the Queen use the phrase, others went so far as making videos mixing the footage with dance music and flashing lights.
Not often I can mention The Queen and psychoactive drugs in one tweet so I am doing - those legal highs will become illegal. #QueensSpeech— Richard Moss (@BBCRichardMoss) May 27, 2015
Did the Queen just say Psychoactive Drugs? #QueensSpeech— Ed Fraser (@frasereC4) May 27, 2015
I could listen to the Queen say 'psychoactive drugs' all day.— Harry Cole (@MrHarryCole) May 27, 2015
YES! Queen psychoactive drugs https://t.co/yTkaJDGvGa— DaveSnake (@Sergeant_Cheese) May 27, 2015
A number of others however simply felt like pointing out that the Queen had used the phrase.
The queen just said 'psychoactive drugs'.— Iain Lee (@iainlee) May 27, 2015
The Queen just said something about psychoactive drugs.— Tom (@Rockatansky_) May 27, 2015
The Government's new legislation will make it an offence to produce, supply, import or export “legal highs”, with those found in breach of the law facing up to seven years in prison.
Substances such as alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, food and medical products will be specifically excluded however from the Psychoactive Substances Bill.
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