Royal Family Source Denies Prince Philip Is Dead
Buckingham Palace has shut down rumours that 98-year-old Prince Philip is dead.
Yesterday, the news went viral that Prince Philip who is the Duke of Edinburgh died in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Prince Philip who has been out of the limelight since retiring from royal duties back in 2017. He was reported to have died from the novel coronavirus.
The rumour began when a person alleged via message provider WhatsApp that the Duke had passed away. The news quickly spread to Twitter and by Wednesday evening, the Prince was trending online.
However, The UK’s Telegraph editor Gareth Davies told the Express that “source close to Buckingham Palace tells me he’s absolutely fine.”
“I don’t know what would possess someone to start a lie like that, but stop. It’s weird and incites panic. We don’t need that right now,” Gareth added on Twitter.
In May 2017, British tabloid The Sun published a story online saying the Prince had died. The headline read, “Prince Philip dead at 95, how did the Duke of Edinburgh die, etc etc.”
The death hoax had several UK publications reporting that Queen Elizabeth had summoned all of her UK staff and family members for an 11th-hour meeting at her London palace.
Staff from all around the UK, including Windsor Castle, Balmoral and Sandringhamm, were requested to attend the briefing. Twitter went into overdrive with outlandish theories.
It turned out that the meeting was to announce that Prince Philip would be officially stepping down from royal life.
Despite his incredible zest for life, Prince Philip has had a few health scares over the years. At the start of 2019, he survived a car crash. Over the Christmas break, he was hospitalised.
Recent information involving Prince Philip says that he is living in Wood Farm which is located in the Sandringham Estate.