Daily Mail readers’ response to this story will make your day better
It’s the sort of news guaranteed to keep Daily Mail readers awake at night.
Here’s what the Mail had to report.
Historians believe the Queen is a descendant to the founder of Islam – after tracing her family tree back 43 generations.
The claim makes the British monarch a distant ancestor of the Prophet Muhammad.
The findings were first published in 1986 by Burke’s Peerage, a British authority on royal pedigrees.
But the claim has recently resurfaced after a Moroccan newspaper said it had traced the queen’s lineage back to the Prophet.
It didn’t go down entirely well, as you can imagine. Here’s a flavour of the responses from Mail readers online, as collected by @BestoftheMail on Twitter.
“They’ve gone too far, Beryl! TOO BLOODY FAR!” pic.twitter.com/uLq71n8Tn4
— Daily Mail Comments (@BestoftheMail) April 6, 2018
It's almost like the Mail is trolling its own readership, which I kind of like. I still think the Daily Mail is evil though, just for clarity.
— Paul Davidson (@elementalPaul) April 6, 2018