The obsession with the British royal family is intoxicating and ever-present. Rumors run rampant, we live in an absurdist generation, photos circulate within seconds, and suddenly we’ve descended down an internet rabbit hole in which Meghan Markle is a robot and Queen Elizabeth II is a cannibal. A conspiracy theorist is within us all—which is how the 15 theories ahead, ranging from silly to outright outlandish, came to be. Click through to read some of the ridiculous things people have speculated about the royals throughout history.
This article originally appeared on Marie Claire.