The Best April Fools Of 2016

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And it's already over for another year! We hope you watched yourself this morning as pranksters across the world wreaked their (mostly minor) havoc. We rounded up the best jokes for you to read and appreciate at a safe distance. You're welcome. 

Royal family to wade into Brexit

Top marks to The Guardian for this one, who claimed that the royals were considering making a statement about Britain remaining in the EU. Our favourite bit was about how they were finding a spokesman:

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"Using outside sources who advised that the intervention would need to be presented by a figure with impeccable European credentials, a strong affinity to the continent and the character to speak out, the family has decided that the move should be fronted by Prince Philip."

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Light-up iPhone gadget to stop you bumping into people

Firebox nailed it with i-Dodge, a device for your iPhone that lights up to warn you of any oncoming obstacles so you don't ever have to lift your eyes from the screen. 

J.K. Rowling backs the Scottish Resistance

The author, a staunch Union backer who's donated £1m to the campaign to keep Scotland from leaving the UK, was the victim of a Photoshop prank from James Scott, who posted a picture of her this this morning showing support for the Scottish Resistance.

The Harry Potter creator one-upped them, though, with this subsequent tweet:

Pimm's taking over Big Ben

Pimm's O' Clock! The Pimm's logo made Big Ben look like a casino. Fab.

Dolly Alderton AKA Mark from Lisbon

The columnist pranked her friend with a carefully worded email from a Geography lecturer.

And finally, a shout out to this limp effort from the British Milk Council

IMAGES: GETTY, Firebox