Catherine of Aragon trended on Twitter on Thursday, with the source of the “trend" leaving many social media users puzzled.
Thousands of Twitter users piled onto the trend, with so many joke tweets being made that most had no idea why the former queen of England was experiencing a boom in popularity.
What came first, Catherine of Aragon trending or people asking why Catherine of Aragon is trending? https://t.co/EYNuhF0H13— Tom (@Tom) 1559216282.0
The origin of the trend actually began with the musical Six, which features the six wives of Henry VIII.
The musical asked a trivia question with a chance to win tickets to the VIP tour, with the answer being the queen herself.
“Which of the Queens was previously married to Henry VIII's brother?"
QUEENS here’s your chance to win tickets to the exclusive SIX VIP Tour Pilot! 👑 Reply to this tweet with the answe… https://t.co/chULOlgOe0— SIX 👑 (@SIX 👑) 1559209686.0
The answer is Catherine of Aragon, who was previously Princess of Wales as the wife of Henry's elder brother Arthur before she was Queen.
However, many missed this particular tweet, instead coming up with their own hilarious reasons as to why Catherine of Aragon, who died in 1536, was trending.
Catherine of Aragon trending - I'm assuming she's standing for Tory leader?— Approximate Centauri (@Approximate Centauri) 1559210142.0
Some expressed their excitement at the idea of seeing the queen appear on the reality TV show Love Island.
Catherine of Aragon is trending and fair play to Love Island for securing such a big name— Ali Woods (@Ali Woods) 1559211477.0
One Twitter user taught a history lesson in meme format.
idk why Catherine of Aragon is trending either but https://t.co/mHX6DFfGwn— Dr. Songo (@Dr. Songo) 1559222247.0
Twitter users wondered how they could get Henry VIII's five other wives involved.
Catherine of Aragon is trending, and now I’m wondering what we have to do to get the rest of his wives trending too… https://t.co/myRNhDQX1P— Matt 💎 (@Matt 💎) 1559215829.0
Someone was almost 500 years behind the times with this tweet.
Shocked and horrified to learn from Twitter that Catherine of Aragon has died. Lots of love to her whole family at this difficult time.— Abbeigh 💗 (@Abbeigh 💗) 1559212060.0
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Some speculated that the queen trended on Jane Seymour and Henry VIII's anniversary as a very long-term form of revenge.
Catherine of Aragon trending on Jane Seymour and Henry VIII’s anniversary....she didn’t come to play https://t.co/U7JkGpKJtL— ambs✨ (@ambs✨) 1559213400.0
Catherine of Aragon was Queen of England from 1509 to 1533 as the first wife of King Henry VIII until their divorce.
She was previously Princess of Wales as the wife of Henry's elder brother Arthur.