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.
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