Angela Merkel was spotted making the diamond shape with her fingers at the G20 Summit, which is currently being held Osaka, Japan, while lining up for a photograph with other world leaders. The German Chancellor is known for making her infamous “diamond” hand sign, which has been branded of masonic-style and a symbol of the alleged Illuminati by conspiracy theorists. The Illuminati is supposedly a secret organisation made up of world leaders and powerful celebrities who actually run all world governments from behind the scenes and intends introducing a New World Order which will see just one government running the entire world.
According to an Illuminati website, the diamond sign is representative of a pyramid, which symbolises “wealth, success and power”.
This is not the first time the Ms Merkel has been spotted making a diamond shape with her fingers.
Just a few months ago in February she was seen doing it when she met outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May where the pair discussed the possibility of extending Article 50 and delaying Brexit.
But Mrs Merkel, who has led the Christian Democratic Union party for 16 years, explained the reason she makes the unusual gesture in a 2013 interview, and denied there was anything sinister behind it.
She told a German magazine: “There was always the question, what to do with your arms, and that’s how it came about. It contains a certain symmetry.”
Other famous faces including Gordon Brown, the Duchess of Cornwall and Recep Tayyip Erdogan have also been spotted making the ‘Merkel diamond’.
US President Donald Trump has previously made other hand gestures which have been alleged to be Illuminati signs.
Some conspiracy theorists claim Mr Trump is a fully signed up member of the Illuminati, but others believe he is an enemy of the Illuminati who has managed to infiltrate its top position – the US presidency.