Rumors of the queen’s death went viral on social media last night, but a Parliamentary official said there was no truth to the story. COVID-19 has left the monarch in a state of recovery.
Tuesday night, a celebrity news outlet with a large Instagram and YouTube following reported that the monarch had been discovered dead. Founder Jason Lee was also quoted in the story.
“Sources close to the Royal kingdom notified us exclusively that #QueenElizabeth has passed away,” Hollywood Unlocked said. “She was scheduled to attend the wedding of British Vogue editor Edward Enninful, but was found dead. Story developing.”
The report quickly went viral on social media, despite there being no announcement from Buckingham Palace. Dayo Okewale, a chief of staff in the House of Lords, said the report about the queen’s death was “false.”
It was revealed on Sunday by Buckingham Palace that the 95-year old queen was experiencing mild, cold-like symptoms after testing positive for COVID 19. The palace provided an update on Elizabeth’s health on Tuesday, saying she was still experiencing cold-like symptoms.
Elizabeth is believed to be fully protected against COVID-19, having received both a primary vaccination and a booster shot at this point.
The Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and 11 other Commonwealth countries is Elizabeth II. In British history, she has held the title of monarch for more than 70 years. Prince Philip, the late Duke of Edinburgh, died in April 2021 at the age of 99. She was married to him.