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Thanks to fake news, Twitter on Monday exploded with reports of Queen Elizabeth II’s death.
According to a report by Perth Now, the rumour began to trend after a screenshot emerged on Twitter claiming that the British monarch had suffered a fatal heart attack.
Royal Central’s Chief Editor, Charlie Proctor, however, dispelled the reports and announced that the Queen is perfectly fine.
“The Queen is not dead. She is alive & well and is very much looking forward to hosting President Trump and other world leaders at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday for the NATO reception,” he said in a tweet.
I see we have reached that time of year where I have to dispel rumours of HM’s passing.
The Queen is not dead. She is alive & well and is very much looking forward to hosting President Trump and other world leaders at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday for the NATO reception.
— Charlie Proctor (@MonarchyUK) December 1, 2019
With confirmation that the Queen is, in fact, alive, the rumour instead turned into a running joke on Twitter.
Queen Elizabeth coming on the timeline, and founding out she is dead. pic.twitter.com/dmN6jHBkEK
— Wolf Of Tsumeb 🇳🇦🇿🇦 (@McMannii_) December 2, 2019
Queen Elizabeth reading all the news stories saying she died https://t.co/wJjFGX6CcI
— Jack Brander (@jackbranderr) December 2, 2019
Queen Elizabeth stepping out of Buckingham Palace, alive and well, after everybody thought she died: pic.twitter.com/dt7hsc9TDm
— G-$tackz (@Gershforthewin) December 2, 2019
Queen Elizabeth making her next public outing after the rumours of her being dead came out pic.twitter.com/FBDlwZkzvF
— ً (@inventedyuh) December 2, 2019
queen elizabeth waking up seeing headlines stating that she is dead: pic.twitter.com/dnns6Uvw05
— taeil’s bitch💌月影 (@FAIRIETAElL) December 1, 2019
Some also took the opportunity to consider how other royals might react to the Queen’s death.
Princess Diana when she sees Queen Elizabeth entering the Heaven pic.twitter.com/080HKJzgpQ
— Shady (@itsshadyyy) December 1, 2019
Queen Elizabeth died and Prince Charles is ready for throne like pic.twitter.com/82EfbDudgZ
— Kwazii Mkhabela (@Thandukwazi__) December 2, 2019
Princess Diana getting ready to wop wop wop Queen Elizabeth’s old ass for plotting against her pic.twitter.com/x86fZDdngN
— Bey Bey (@creolequeenb) December 2, 2019
— Thomas Fookhin Shelbyyy (@_FardinC) December 2, 2019
While others poked fun at the monarch’s rather long life.
If die hard was a person: pic.twitter.com/uLwXRKapxe
— Courage R. Khomola (@RCourage25) December 2, 2019
everyone tweeting how queen Elizabeth is dead like she’s not going to outlive us all
— ezzy 🦹🏽♀️ (@ezzywrld) December 2, 2019
queen elizabeth II gonna out live prince charles you wanna bet
— grace ✵ (@pinkiyoko) December 2, 2019
Why is everyone tweeting Queen Elizabeth is dead?? Fam you do know the world will end before she dies, she’s acc here forever fam 😭😭
— G£ 👻🎒 (@DwBoutItG) December 1, 2019
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