Stop panicking people! Queen Elizabeth II is very much in good health and carrying on with her official engagements even at the age of 90.
The queen of UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the head of the Commonwealth is currently on her summer holiday at the Balmoral Castle. She has been accompanied by her husband of 65 years Prince Philip.
However, all is not right in a section of the media. A news website reported that the nonagenarian royal is dead!
There are instances to refute the false claims:
The queen is hiring a groundsperson, operations surveyor and secretarial assistant at Buckingham Palace, and also looking for a maintenance electrician at Windsor Castle and a collection online project assistant at St James’s Place, Yahoo reports.
Meanwhile, the queen sent a message of condolence to the Italian President for after the earthquake. She also handed out The Queen’s Award for Enterprise with Prince Philip and Princess Anne by her side on Wednesday.
The news of the queen’s alleged death at first it appears to look like a genuine one, but on a close inspection, it is from The Guard1an. It is one of the many news sites that indulge in hoax.
There has been a trend among such websites to spread death hoaxes of celebrities worldwide. Recently, Jaden Smith got caught in one such false death rumor.
The Guard1an reported that Buckingham Palace issued a statement saying: “with the greatest sadness, at about 3.15pm, our beloved monarch Queen Elizabeth II passed away. Queen Elizabeth II was born on April 21, 1926, in London. She will be missed but not forgotten.”
The queen is loved all over the world and such a death rumor can spread panic among royal fans. It seems that the alleged announcement by the Buckingham Palace is a verbatim copy of the statement issued by the palace during Queen Mother’s death in March 2002.
The queen is held in great public affection, and she had expressed during her 90th birthday in April that she wishes to retire. However, the longest reigning monarch of Britain, apart from a knee problem is still going strong, and is not likely to abdicate anytime soon.
It reminds one of her message to the Commonwealth on her 21st birthday: “I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service,” reports Japan Times.
Meanwhile, as reported by several websites, she is unlikely to abdicate to her son Prince Charles, or to her grandson Prince William. Queen Elizabeth who is attentive as a hawk, will also not leave Britain like many said she has been warned by “top military brass” of a third world war if Britain didn’t leave the European Union.