Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, cowered before a mighty eagle, and a meme was born.

Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, cowered before a mighty eagle, and a meme was born.
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Yes, it was a Bald Eagle. Looks like the lion still fears the bird, eh, old chap?

Charles, Prince of Wales, son of Queen Elizabeth II, one-time husband of Diana Spencer, father to Princes William and Harry, and current spouse of Camilla, The One No One Likes, fulfilled his most important duty as a royal this week by acting out a real-life Downton Abbey episode and attending the 134th Sandringham Flower Show at the Queen's Norfolk estate.

While there, he befriended two small Jack Russell terriers. More importantly, he was confronted and almost tackled by the mighty wings of an actual Bald Eagle. Yes, the eagle is actually the mascot of the 677 Squadron Army Air Corps, but we all know what Bald Eagles really are: living metaphors of 'Murica awesomeness. Anyway, a British humor (humour) site The Poke took to Twitter to ask its fans to turn Prince Charles' eagle-fear into a meme, #PrinceCharlesBeingAttackedByThings. Without much further ado about almost nothing, here are the best entries to come out of #PrinceCharlesBeingAttackedByThings.

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(via Twitter)

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Some of them used different images...which seems wrong to me but hey, maybe the Brits do memes differently.

A lot of these probably make more sense if you're British, but we can still imagine the silly British reasons why they're funny.

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There you have it, folks: the greatest royal moment on social media since the Queen met a six-year-old who was promptly smacked in the face.

Oh, or that time childhood footage of the Queen doing a Nazi salute came out.

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