THE QUEEN is alive and preparing to host Donald Trump at Buckingham Palace dispelling a distasteful hoax about her apparent death which spread across social media causing royal fans to panic and “freak out”.
The hoax was sparked by fictitious messages posted on Twitter suggesting the monarch 93, had died on Sunday morning. The sickening prank included a message said to be from a group chat of the Queen’s guards which warned members to prepare for two weeks of ceremonies to give the head of state a fitting send off. The palace has refused to comment on the story. Charlie Proctor, the editor of Royal Central, responded by saying the rumours were somewhat of an annual occurrence.
The royal expert said: “I see we have reached that time of year where I have to dispel rumours of HM’s passing.
“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 Place on Tuesday for the NATO reception.”
The sick rumours were sparked by a photo posted online showing a screenshot of a group chat called “Old times”.
Buckingham Palace has slapped down rumours of the Queen’s supposed death which spread online (Image GETTY)
The monarch, 93, is preparing to host world leaders in London this wee (Image: GETTY)
One user named Gibbo reposted a message he claimed to have been forwarded which lays out preparations for a state funeral, and said the instructions were originally sent to the Queen’s guards.
The message said: “Queens passed way this morning, heart attack, being announced 9.30am tomorrow.
“Channel dash 0800 tomorrow in full number ones.
The Queen will host Donald Trump and his fellow world leaders this week (Image: GETTY)
“In you black kit bag you need: One set of threes, one set of fours, underwear and socks for two weeks, washing kit, body washing kit, cities for stand down.”
Gibbo added under the message: “From a guards reg WhatsApp group.”
Overnight, Twitter users went into a frenzy and many said they were eagerly awaiting confirmation at 9.30am this morning.
The message appeared to lay out orders for a state funeral (Image: GETTY)
The message was said to have been sent to a phone chat between the Queen’s guards (Image: GETTY)
While most royal fans hit out at those who spread the rumours.
One person said: “Someone posted a screenshot of a WhatsApp group where this guy called Gibbo told his friends the queen was dead (though ‘inside info’) and everyone freaked out. Apparently it’s not true but who knows.”
The rumours sent royal fans into a frenzy and caused some to ‘freak out’ (Image: GETTY)
Another questioned why anyone would take the rumour seriously given that it came from a chap named Gibbo and not an official source.
They said: “Imagine being told the Queen has died by people called Gibbo and Ricey, who belong to a group with Cheeks and Morty.”
The palace has confirmed the Queen is alive and healthy after vicious rumours spread online (Image: GETTY)
Another person added: “What’s all this about the Queen being dead? Why is it trending?
“If it’s a joke, it’s rotten.”
Another royal fan said: “Making jokes about the Queen’s death is evil.”
Source: EXPRESS CP IL