Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II topped the trends list on Twitter on Tuesday evening, 22 February 220, following reports that the monarch had apparently died.
Depending on who you ask, news of her death wouldn’t exactly take people by surprise – not only did she just test positive for COVID-19, there have also been worrying reports about her health in recent years. There’s also the fact that the monarch is 95 years young.
IS QUEEN ELIZABETH REALLY DEAD?
Well, according to American celebrity blog site Hollywood Unlocked, Queen Elizabeth had been scheduled to attend a wedding when she was found dead.
“Sources close to the Royal kingdom notified us exclusively that #QueenElizabeth has passed away. She was scheduled to attend the wedding of British Vogue editor Edward Enninful, but was found dead. Story developing,” the article on the site reads.
Hollywood Unlocked isn’t exactly known for groundbreaking news coverage, so until there’s official word from Buckingham Palace or reports from other media outlets, we should just assume the Queen is alive and well, routinely taking her medication and spending some precious time with her beloved corgis.
It was only several days ago when Buckingham Palace revealed that Queen Elizabeth had contracted COVID-19, after spending some time with her son Prince Charles, who also contracted the respiratory illness.
Buckingham Palace had said the Queen was experiencing “mild cold-like symptoms” but expects to continue “light duties” at Windsor over the coming week.
Queen Elizabeth recently announced that she would like for Duchess of Cornwall Camilla to become “Queen Consort”, once Prince Charles, takes over the monarchy, which would elevate her place in the royal family. It isn’t clear when Prince Charles is expected to take over from his mother.