Fact check: Royal expert responds to rumours the Queen is dead

Fact check: Royal expert responds to rumours the Queen is dead

- Twitter was flooded with posts claiming Queen Elizabeth has passed away

- According to the rumours, the monarch suffered a fatal heart attack

- A royal expert has since weighed in on the claims and provided the truth

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Rumours spread like wildfire on Twitter that the Queen of England has passed away at the age of 93.

The claims reportedly started from a Whatsapp account before spreading to social media.

According to News.com.au, the reports claimed Queen Elizabeth died after suffering a heart attack.

Social media blew up with posts about the Queen's alleged death, some sharing memes about Princess Diana's reaction to the monarch's arrival in heaven.

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Briefly.co.za took a look at the facts to determine whether the Queen has passed away at the age of 93.

Charlie Proctor, editor-in-chief at Royal Central, took to his Twitter account to rubbish the stories.

“I see we have reached that time of year where I have to dispel rumours of HM’s passing,” Mr Proctor wrote.
“The Queen is not dead. She is alive and well and is very much looking forward to hosting President Trump and other world leaders at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday for the NATO reception.”

After the record was set straight, social media users still had jokes, posting memes about the Queen surviving yet another faux death.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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