With a mouth-watering menu and insanely luxurious suites, it should come as no surprise that The Goring is the go-to hotel for the British royal family. Queen Elizabeth II herself was a frequent visitor, even though Buckingham Palace is just a stone’s throw away from the place! But why did she love it so much? Well, to find that out, let’s take a private tour of The Goring Hotel, a place so lavish it’s fit for a queen.
A fittingly fancy location
Located in Belgravia, arguably the fanciest spot in all of London, The Goring has everything you’d want from a luxury hotel. It’s packed to the gills with stunning features that’ll leave your jaws on the floor.
And anyone can book a room at the place if they’ve got the money: there are no restrictions on that front. It’ll cost you a fair chunk of change, though.
Yes, The Goring’s rates can range from just under $650 to nearly $1,200 each night. On top of that, dog owners have to pay almost another $250 per furry friend staying, too.
The numbers are certainly eye-watering, but given what the hotel offers its guests we shouldn’t be too shocked. Plus, knowing that the royals are enamored with the establishment is another big indicator that the prices won’t be cheap!
Speaking of royalty, you might be wondering which events The Goring has hosted down the years. Well, one of the most significant can be traced back to 1953.
In case you didn’t know, that’s the year when Elizabeth was crowned as the United Kingdom’s new Queen. Naturally, it was a huge moment: her coronation drew numerous international VIPs to London.
The place to be for coronations!
So where did many of them stay? Yep, you’ve guessed it: The Goring! You couldn’t find a more fitting spot for all those important faces. In fact, it was the second coronation that the hotel had been involved with at that point.
You see, when George VI was crowned King in 1937 lots of his VIP guests had also made their way to the Belgravia establishment.
Royal Christmas parties
But The Goring has been used in other ways by the royal family as well. For instance, Elizabeth had a yearly Christmas get-together with her long-time employees at the hotel during her reign.
Catherine, Princess of Wales — then plain old Kate Middleton — also familiarized herself with the luxury surroundings on the eve of her and Prince William’s royal wedding in 2011. That must’ve been quite the experience, right?
Other notable names
In addition to that, Elizabeth the Queen Mother was a big fan of The Goring, too: she was frequently spotted there throughout her life. And we can’t forget the iconic political figures who’ve appeared at the hotel, either.
To give you an example, Winston Churchill spent quite a bit of time in and around the place while he was prime minister.
Time to start the tour!
What was it about The Goring that kept bringing these notable names back, though? Especially the royals? Well, let’s find out. We promised you a tour of the place earlier, so it’s time to crack on with that!
Prepare yourselves — the sheer luxury and beauty of the hotel could very well blow your socks off. Keep a spare pair handy.
A better look
As you approach the outside of The Goring, you get a better idea of its scope. It’s a huge building! Numerous Union Jack flags are fluttering above the ground floor, while some beautiful greenery sits below them.
As for the entrance, it’s carved from an eye-catching white stone, with a few steps leading up to the front doors. But on the left, something else grabs your attention.
The Royal Warrant
A plaque adorns an external brick wall, sitting between two large windows. What is it? Well, back in 2013 The Goring was the recipient of a huge honor from Elizabeth.
She bestowed the hotel with a Royal Warrant; it became the first hotel to ever receive one for “hospitality services.” Yet now you’re probably wondering — what exactly is a Royal Warrant?
“Mark of recognition”
A post on The Goring’s official website shed some light on this. It reads, “Royal Warrants of Appointment are a mark of recognition to those who supply goods or services to the Royal Households of The Monarch or His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.”
As you can probably tell, these things aren’t just handed out on the fly!
Into the lobby
Anyway, as you make your way up the steps and through the doors, you’re immediately given a sense of just how fancy The Goring is. The entrance hall is absolutely stunning, with a gorgeous chandelier hanging from the ceiling.
The floors are decked out with spotless, shiny black-and-white tiles, while the interior walls are intriguing too.
Upon closer inspection, you realize that there’s artwork painted along each wall. Now, these wallpaper images haven’t been here since The Goring first opened in 1910.
In fact, they were only introduced in 2015 when the establishment celebrated its 105th birthday. Much of the art actually depicts the history of the hotel’s founders.
Nope, those aren’t just random animals scattered around. One of the stand-outs for us is the image of a unicorn and lion fighting, a nod to the Royal Warrant plaque outside.
You could probably spend hours analyzing the rest of the walls in the lobby, but trust us — The Goring has a lot more to offer than that!
In total, The Goring boasts 69 bedrooms and suites, all oozing in luxury. But who tends to them and the guests each day? Well, as you’ve no doubt noticed since walking through the front doors, this hotel has a pretty sizable staff buzzing around the place.
And the footmen in particular are tasked with keeping you satisfied throughout your stay.
Dressed to impress
Decked out in stunning red tailcoats and black waistcoats, the collective appearance of the footmen certainly complements the hotel’s luxurious interior. You definitely won’t miss them!
As for what they actually do during the day, The Goring provided some notes via an online “Fact Sheet” that sheds more light on their roles. They’re definitely committed to the job!
“Ultimate service experience”
The sheet reads, “From the moment suite guests arrive to the moment they leave, their dedicated footman will be on hand to fulfill their each and every wish.
The footmen, who are chosen for their personable character and communication skills, have been trained to The Goring’s impeccable standards by long serving members of staff to deliver the ultimate service experience.”
Essentially, you’re going to be treated like royalty at The Goring. Perhaps that’s why the royals have continued to come back here! Then again, the rooms themselves have probably played a role in that, too, so let’s check some of them out.
The hotel’s most notable suite can be found up on the fifth floor.
The Royal Suite
Rather fittingly, it’s called The Royal Suite. And boy, it’s quite the sight to behold. This space is absolutely enormous, housing two bedrooms and bathrooms, a living room, and a dining area. Oh, and there’s a jaw-dropping fireplace in there as well, backing on to a mirrored wall.
As for some of the cooler details, your attention might be drawn by the wallpaper surrounding the master bed.
Incredibly, the silk material matches that used onboard the RMS Titanic — or more specifically, the ship’s first-class dining room. Plus, if you head into the master bathroom, you’ll be stunned to see a huge painting next to the showers.
It’s an eye-popping image of Queen Victoria, and it’s shielded by a thick sheet of glass.
Fit for a princess...
You can’t say the suite doesn’t live up to the billing. And it shouldn’t be that surprising to hear that this is the space Kate found herself in prior to her wedding ceremony in 2011: it’s as luxurious as they come.
Mind you, the rest of The Goring’s rooms aren’t to be sniffed at, either, as we’ll soon discover.
The other bedrooms
Stretched across six floors, the remaining rooms are filled with beautiful furniture and Italian linen. They’re also fully air-conditioned and include mood lighting as well. Then, there’s the view...
Depending on which side of The Goring you’re staying in, you’ll either be marveling at the hotel’s garden or the bustling Belgravia streets. Don’t get too comfortable: you might never want to leave!
The Dining Room
But it’s time for us to head back downstairs now. You see, while The Royal Suite and the rest of the bedrooms are undeniably amazing, we can’t forget about The Dining Room restaurant.
For one thing, it’s Michelin-starred. The food is absolutely unmatched, and there’s plenty to choose from on the menus.
When it comes to breakfast, you can’t go wrong with the Eggs Drumkilbo option. This dish is composed of diced prawns, crab, tomato, crème fraîche, and the yolk of a hard-boiled egg.
The Queen Mother was said to be a huge fan of it during her stays at the hotel. If you don’t fancy that, though, you could always try the lobster omelet.
And going into dinner, the Beef Wellington comes highly recommended as well. Yet whatever you decide to go for, the surroundings will remain the same.
You’ll be eating under some stunning chandeliers from Swarovski, lighting up the room as the Sun goes down. Where should we head next on our tour of the hotel? How about The Goring Cocktail Bar?
Yep, much like The Dining Room, this space is a real feast for the eyes. The back of the bar is lined by a huge set of white cupboards, filled to the brim with beverages.
And among all the comfortable seats, a piano is positioned to provide musical entertainment for the guests. Who needs a jukebox, right?
More to come...
Guess what, though? There’s still a bit more to see, so put down that cocktail! Yes, The Goring has a number of private rooms to rent out, too.
The Garden Room is the biggest of them, overlooking the hotel’s lovely yard. It’s even got a conservatory. Then, there’s The Drawing Room, which is large enough to house 12 guests for quiet get-togethers.
The Silver Room
We wonder if that’s where Elizabeth had her annual Christmas parties? It seems to fit the bill! But one of the other stand-out private spaces is The Silver Room.
This area can welcome up to eight people, and it isn’t too far from the hotel restaurant. It’s perfect for both a relaxed lunch and work, attributes which no doubt once attracted the attention of a certain leading politician.
As we mentioned earlier, Churchill was a frequent guest at The Goring. And The Silver Room is where he spent much of his time — especially at the height of World War II.
He met with other high-profile Allied figures here all the way until the end of the conflict. They must’ve appreciated the hotel’s stellar service during that stressful, trying period.
Another coronation’s on the way...
It’s easy to understand why the royals have had such an attachment to this place over the decades. And we get the feeling that one tradition isn’t going to change.
With the coronation of King Charles III taking place in May 2023, we have a feeling we know where all the international VIPs are likely to stay. As the big day approaches, there are a lot of intricate plans underway.
Out on the crown
Although a monarch of the United Kingdom doesn’t actually require a coronation to be considered the rightful ruler, eyebrows would definitely be raised if there weren’t one for Charles, especially since the ceremony will be broadcast all around the world.
But Charles might not actually want too much extravagance for his coronation. Why?
Heavy is the head
Britain is going through a tough time right now, and the new King is well aware of that. According to those in the know, he’s worried that having an overly ostentatious coronation might negatively impact his reputation.
After all, no one wants to be the “let-them-eat-cake” royal! So, a few of the usual lavish traditions might be cut.
A more “streamlined” coronation
In October 2022, a month after Elizabeth II’s passing, royal editor Russell Myers talked about the coronation possibilities on British television. He told the ITV network, “King Charles apparently wants a very streamlined coronation, potentially to do with the cost-of-living crisis.
He’s very aware of the fact that a man prancing around in a jeweled crown is probably not the best look when everybody is struggling to pay their bills at the moment.”
The splendor of Britain
Myers said that although Charles’ coronation would be “streamlined,” some grand royal trademarks, such as the golden State Carriage, could still make an appearance. He told presenter Lorraine Kelly, “Some people are saying that we can show off the splendor of Britain in one of these big majestic occasions.
But I don’t know, a big debate I think.”
First televised coronation
Showing off “the splendor of Britain” was certainly something Elizabeth’s coronation did. Hers lasted nearly three hours, and those who watched it on TV would have seen the monarch wear no fewer than three extraordinary crowns: the George IV State Diadem, the St.
Edward's Crown, and the Imperial State Crown. She was also handed a symbolic orb of gold, jewels, and pearls. But what about Charles?
Charles may not want to end up “prancing around in a jeweled crown,” but he doesn’t actually have a lot of choice when it comes to the coronation regalia. Like his mother, he’ll almost certainly have to wear the St.
Edward’s Crown, a 5-lb beauty of a headpiece that features 444 gems. It’s already been removed from the Tower of London to get it ready for the new monarch.
And the new monarch will also have to wear the Imperial State Crown, which is arguably the one most associated with the late Elizabeth. Not only did she wear it at her coronation, but it was also placed on her coffin for her State Funeral.
It’s one of the “newer” royal crowns, since it was only made in 1937 — but it’s a truly remarkable creation.
Also like Elizabeth, Charles gets to wear a grand total of six robes, one for each stage of the coronation. The names of these, in order of appearance, are as follows: the recognition, the oath, the anointing, the investiture, the enthronement, and the homage.
A couple of these robes will be historic pieces, but most of them will have been made especially for Charles.
Other items, of varying weirdness, may have to be made for the new King too. One of the best examples? A traditional food enjoyed by the royals at special events is the less-than-appetizing lamprey pie. This delicacy is a pastry filled with the meat from eel-like fish called lampreys.
These pies were provided at both the Queen’s 2012 and 2017 jubilees… though her reaction to them has sadly not been recorded.
King and queen
Charles will have more things to worry about at the coronation beyond weird pies, though. For starters, his spouse will be crowned alongside him, something Elizabeth never had to deal with.
Prince Philip was a male consort, so the rules were different: rather than getting a crown, he simply had to pledge to be “liege man of life and limb” to his wife.
But Camilla will be Queen Consort, so she gets a crown as well. But which crown? Well, predictions indicate that there could be some controversy ahead there.
Some royal experts have suggested that she might wear the Queen Mother’s Koh-i-Noor crown, named after a diamond with a very unpleasant backstory.
The Koh-i-Noor diamond is one of the most famous jewels in the world, and once upon a time it belonged to Queen Victoria. But where she got it from is more problematic.
She was given it during the time of British colonial rule in India, and for a long time now India has demanded its return.
“A stone that might have looked acceptable on the Queen Mother’s head in the Britain of 1937 would look utterly indefensible on Camilla’s, next May,” The Guardian wrote in October 2022.
It’s hard to argue with that, but if Charles and Camilla really did want the Koh-i-Noor crown for their coronation, they would surely get it regardless.
Star of Africa
That’s not all. The Imperial State Crown and the royal scepter both hold pieces of a diamond called the Star of Africa, and that, too, was also a product of colonial rule.
Immediately after Elizabeth’s death in 2022, groups in South Africa demanded that the gem be returned to its country of origin and not used for future British coronations.
Choosing a date
So Charles has a decision to make here, clearly. But it’s not the only call he’s had to make in the run-up to the coronation. There was a lot of discussion about exactly when the event would be held.
At first, experts speculated that it would happen in June, because that was when Elizabeth had hers.
A very poignant date
But as it turned out, the date of the coronation was eventually set for May 6, 2023. And that’s a date that holds a lot of significance for the members of the royal family — and one member in particular.
You might be forgiven for thinking the date was specifically chosen because of Prince Harry, in fact.
May 6 holds many historic echoes for the royal family. King Edward VII, the eldest son of Victoria and Charles’ great-great grandfather, died on that day in 1910.
Fifty years later, Princess Margaret married her husband Antony Armstrong-Jones on the same date. And there’s also precedent for May coronations, as that’s the month King George VI chose.
Sounds good, except… May 6 also happens to be the birthday of Prince Harry’s son with Meghan Markle, Archie. And there are rumors about whether Harry will want to attend the coronation of his father — or be allowed to attend, for that matter.
Was that date chosen to give him an excuse to stay away?
Are Harry and Meghan invited?
Still, “Will Harry be there or not?” was the question on everyone’s lips even before his bombshell memoir about the royals hit shelves worldwide. In December 2022 royal biographer Angela Levin told British tabloid The Sun, “It’s an important occasion, and it can’t just be all about [Harry and Meghan] — and if they do come it will be all about them.
I think William will say ‘absolutely not, you cannot come.’”
But let’s assume for the moment that Charles is too busy worrying about coronation planning to focus too much on his younger son’s escapades. As noted, there will be a lot going on on the day, including some traditions that are downright weird.
Will he be able to make his big day both “streamlined” and yet as memorable as his mother’s?
The coronation planning committee operates under the grand name of “Operation Golden Orb” in case you were in any doubt about how seriously Britain takes these things.
Everything involved in the coronation must be held to the highest possible standards, and some of the things that Charles will use on the day — not even just the jewels — are absolutely invaluable.
“A lot less fuss”
In February 2022, before Elizabeth had passed and Charles had become King, an anonymous source told the Daily Mail newspaper, “Compared to the last coronation, there will be a lot less fuss. Last time, special green chairs were commissioned, and guests were able to have them delivered to their homes afterwards.
You won’t see that sort of thing this time.”
A very special throne
But there will still be special chairs involved. In order to be crowned, Charles must sit on an ancient seat called King Edward’s Chair, and when we say ancient we really do mean ancient.
King Edward I had it made sometime around 1300 to house Scotland’s Stone of Scone, also known as the Stone of Destiny. The stone was returned to Scotland in 1996 but it revisits England for coronations, and the chair itself has been used for crownings since at least 1399.
Stealing the stone
The Stone of Scone was a matter of some contention between Scotland and England for a while. Even though both places are part of the United Kingdom, there’s some bloody history between them.
And, just as is the case with the countries who originally owned some of the gems which festoon the Crown Jewels, Scotland wanted it back. Some university students even stole the stone back in 1950.
And now a man who calls himself a “psychic medium” has been speaking to the British newspapers about Charles’ use of the Stone of Scone.
A 68-year-old called Craig Hamilton-Parker told the Metro newspaper at the beginning of 2023 that he believed there would be misfortune for the new King if the stone came back to England.
Hamilton-Parker informed the paper, “The Stone of Scone was used during the old coronation of the Scottish kings… [it] was stolen by Edward and brought back to Westminster and only in recent years was it given back to the Scots.
I have weird feelings about Scotland, some kind of protest or someone trying to steal the stone.”
But security on the day will certainly be on the lookout for any stone-stealers — and worse. Obviously there will be armed guards present, and that’s got people talking about Harry yet again.
According to some commentators, the comments the estranged royal made in his memoir were so inflammatory it’d be safer for everyone if he didn’t come.
Sitting down and talking
Whether Harry and Meghan will attend the coronation is still up in the air. Harry himself told Tom Bradby in his January 2023 interview that he hoped the royals would "sit down and talk" about him attending… but there's another looming prediction that says Harry hasn't completed his royal duties, not by a long shot.
This curve ball comes from a modern-day Nostradamus scholar, who has some significant evidence to back up his claim.
The Nostradamus scholar in question is Mario Reading, who published the book Nostradamus: Complete Prophecies for the Future in 2005.
In the intro to the book, he claimed that the famed future-seer had even predicted 9/11 centuries before it happened, something that “give[s] even further credence to his prognostications for both our future, and that of our planet.”
Reading’s book about Nostradamus wasn’t all that popular at first. It was published in 2005, and by 2022 it was only selling a few copies a week.
But after September 2022, suddenly, people were clamoring to get hold of it and buying thousands of copies. What had changed? Well, that was the month Elizabeth passed away.
As it turned out, the way Reading had interpreted one of Nostradamus’ prophecies had correctly predicted the date of the late monarch’s passing.
He wrote in the book, taking note of the “wide implications” of it all, “Queen Elizabeth II will die, circa 2022, at the age of around 96.”
And that’s exactly what happened. So that makes the next part rather damning for Charles.
The text says, “Because they disapproved of his divorce/A man who later they considered unworthy/The people will force out the King of the islands/A man will replace him who never expected to be King.”
And we all know about Charles’ divorce and how much it disapproval it met. When he split from Diana in favor of Camilla Parker-Bowles, the tabloids were merciless and so were his future subjects.
After the future monarch had confessed to infidelity, British newspaper The Sun ran a telephone poll and reported that about two-thirds of participants thought he was unfit to rule.
King of the Islands
Reading wrote in the book that after Elizabeth’s passing “Charles will be crowned in her stead, and become ‘King of the Islands’, the implication here being that he is no longer king of the other regions in the world over which his mother reigned — Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc — which will have, in the interim, become republics.”
However this part of the prediction, and Reading’s take on it, is more tricky. Charles is actually still monarch of Canada, Australia and New Zealand, although it’s true that many nations either have or plan to become republics.
Barbados cut ties with the monarchy in 2021; in time countries including Jamaica, Belize, and the Bahamas may well follow suit.
Interpreting Nostradamus’ prophesy, Reading predicted in the book, “Charles will be 74 years old in 2022 when he takes over the throne, but the resentments held against him by a certain proportion of the British population, following his divorce from Diana, Princess of Wales, still persist.”
And it’s doubtless true that some people have never forgiven his infamous affair.
For example, Netflix hit The Crown recently brought the details of Charles’ infidelity to a whole new audience. Season five dramatized the “tampongate” conversation he once had with Camilla, an embarrassing incident that the monarch probably wishes could be left in the past.
Even as King, he can’t stop people talking about his affair and his messy divorce.
Heavy is the head
Reading predicted that after Charles got his crown, things would take a turn for the worse, writing, “The pressure on him is so great, and his age so much against him, that Charles agrees to abdicate in favor of his son.”
And indeed the prospect of the royals “skipping a generation” had been talked about even before Elizabeth passed away.
Some people have wondered whether Charles might one day end up abdicating because of advancing age, rather than because the people of Britain want him out.
In 2022 Conor Friedersdorf of magazine The Atlantic suggested, “A more consequential use of Charles’s reign would be to rule briefly and abdicate at 75… while touting the importance of passing the throne to Prince William in his son’s prime rather than his dotage.”
But what about the next part of the prophecy? Reading posed the question, based on Nostradamus’ “never expected to be King” line, “Does this mean that Prince William, who would have expected to succeed his father, is no longer in the picture?
And that Prince Harry, by process of default, becomes King in his stead? That would make him King Henry IX, aged just 38.”
Could that possibly happen? And in what circumstances would William not ascend the throne after his father? There are only two real options.
The first would be if he abdicates, like his ancestor the Duke of Windsor did. But that would mean his oldest son, Prince George, would become ruler of the United Kingdom, not William’s brother Harry.
Royal rules of succession
The same thing would happen in the unlikely event William died before Charles. If that happened, George would take the throne, assuming he was of age.
But if Charles and William both died while George was still a minor, a regent would have to be appointed, and who would be the most likely candidate? Yes, Harry.
Being a regent isn’t quite the same thing as being King, but it’s pretty close. And assuming things really did take such a tragic turn for the royal family, Harry is about the only really viable option for a regent.
It basically comes down to either him or Prince Andrew — and after his legal trouble Andrew is almost certainly getting nowhere near the throne.
But would Harry ever accept the idea of becoming regent, even to help out his own young nephew after a tragedy? Based on his comments since stepping down as a royal, it does seem unlikely.
Anderson Cooper asked him in a January 2023 interview, “Can you see a day when you would return as a full-time member of the royal family?” and he immediately answered “No.”
But the British government may actually be making plans for the possibility, however slight, that both Charles and William die before George comes of age.
In October 2022 Viscount Stansgate asked peers in the House of Lords if they were “happy to continue with a situation where the counsels of state and regency powers may be exercised by the Duke of York or the Duke of Sussex, one of whom has left public life and the other of whom has left the country?”
But despite everything, it’s obvious Harry still cares very much about his family. He said in the Anderson Cooper interview that he still loved William, despite the “pain between the two of us.”
He most likely would step up for his nephew George if needed — especially since he, too, has experience of losing a parent at a young age.
There is a second and even more tragic way Harry could become King, and not just a regent. If something dreadful happened that wiped out the entire Cambridge family — Prince William and all three of his heirs — the throne would go to Harry.
He would rule as king with Meghan as Queen Consort.
Obviously that scenario is a horrible one to consider, but there are members of the royal household who very much have to think about it anyway. There is actually a royal protocol dictating that two heirs to the throne should never travel together, in case of an accident.
But William has broken that rule and often gone on planes with his children.
So those are all the ways that Harry can become king. But what if Nostradamus’ prophecy wasn’t referring to Harry at all? After all, it doesn’t mention any names, just “a man will replace him who never expected to be King.”
And there’s one person out there who’s willing to believe he’s actually the man in question.
A British-born Australian named Simon Dorante-Day has long claimed he’s the secret son of Charles and Camilla. According to him, his adoptive grandparents once worked in the royal household under Elizabeth, and his grandmother told him outright that he was Charles’ and Camilla’s child.
There’s no cast-iron proof, though.
Out of left field
Now Dorante-Day thinks the prophecy might be about him. He told the Australian news website 7news in 2022, “I’ve had five people approach me in a few hours, sending me over this page from the book.
It’s certainly food for thought, because the prediction makes it clear that someone out of left field would replace Charles as King. I can see why some people would think I fit the bill.”
Dorante-Day went on, “I believe I am the son of Charles and Camilla and I’m looking forward to my day in court to prove this. Maybe Nostradamus has the same understanding that I do, that all this will come out one day.”
Dorante-Day went public with his claims decades ago in the 1990s, but Charles and Camilla have never responded.
So this is certainly one of the more complex prophecies that Nostradamus put out into the world. But unfortunately the man who interpreted it, Reading, didn’t live to see people celebrate his book.
He passed away in January 2017 after a long battle with cancer. Still, his son Laurie has commented to the media about the royal revelations.
In September 2022 Laurie told the Wales Online news website, “It's been completely incredible to see so many people discussing and sharing my father’s book. It really was a labor of love for him to write, and if he was here today he'd be wonderfully proud that a number of his interpretations have come to fruition."
He added, "I look forward to seeing what other predictions come true.”
Up and coming?
And Laurie thinks he might have an idea as to what Nostradamus believed 2023 would be like. He mentioned to the website one prophecy that apparently corresponds to the year, which reads, “The two contenders will unite together/When most others unite with Mars/The African leader is fearful and trembles/The dual alliance is separated by the fleet.”
He said he believed it could refer to Elon Musk’s plan to colonize Mars. We’ll just have to wait and see!