Is Queen Elizabeth II dead? Britain’s longest -reigning monarch became the latest victim of death hoax headlines circulating online.
The headline announced Queen Elizabeth II dead. No doubt, it would cause panic among unsuspecting readers considering the extent of her reign. Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 90th birthday last April. She remains in good health regardless of her age. Thus, news of her supposed death came as a surprise. The Guard1an quoted a statement from a palace representative who revealed the cause behind the queen’s death.
“Queen Elizabeth had become increasingly frail in recent weeks following her bad cough and chest infection. Her condition deteriorated this morning and her doctors were called. Queen Elizabeth died peacefully in her sleep this afternoon at Royal Lodge.” The publication further expressed sympathy to the royal family.
A closer inspection of the publication’s name reveals the play of letters and numbers. Thus, readers would mistake it for the legitimate one. Moreover, the part of the text is eerily similar to the 2002 press release of the Queen Mother’s death as published by an authentic source, The Guardian.
Queen Elizabeth II dead latest death hoax headline
Despite its fabrication, the Queen Elizabeth II dead headline sparked talks about who would ascend to the throne. Earlier rumors suggested the possible coronation of Prince William and Kate Middleton in her place once she retired. However, the report seemed unlikely since his father Prince Charles is next in line. Then again, the young couple would certainly look good as the King and Queen.
Yet it would seem the young prince is not in a hurry to be king, hence the impression of him as the slightly reluctant royal. Right now, his focus is on raising a family. However, he remains serious about his duties as part of the royal family. It would prepare him for when the right time comes for him to ascend the throne.