People, such as myself (I SCREAMED y'all. I frickin hate Prince Charles), fell for the fake news lie from a very convincing Twitter account with a similar profile picture and handle.
A fake BBC account caused panic in England and on the internet when they insisted on tweeting that Queen Elizabeth is dead. She isn't.
There are fake BBC Twitter accounts claiming that Queen Elizabeth has died. It’s a hoax. Pls don’t RT them. pic.twitter.com/w5gXACf1I1— Craig Silverman (@CraigSilverman) December 29, 2016
Notice anything fishy?
Now "Queen Elizabeth" is trending on Twitter with over 3,000 people mostly just
Hey everyone sharing news about Queen Elizabeth II, the @BBCNewsUKI account IS NOT REAL.— Charles Minshew (@charlesminshew) December 29, 2016
Queen Elizabeth I is dead (since 1603).— James Koole (@jameskoole) December 29, 2016
Queen Elizabeth II is not dead (as of right now, at least).
Twitter: Queen Elizabeth has died.— Will (@WillMcHoebag) December 29, 2016
Me: She died in 1603, do keep up.
Reports of Queen Elizabeth II death said to be a hoax— GuruLeaks (@Guruleaks1) December 29, 2016
"The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.”
Our top story tonight: Queen Elizabeth II is still alive. pic.twitter.com/qQ6munvBqr— Orli Matlow (@HireMeImFunny) December 29, 2016
The fake Beeb's account has already been taken down.
FAKE NEWS. NOT THE BBC'S TWITTER ACCOUNT. QUEEN ELIZABETH LIVES. https://t.co/ns8linsWsL— Magdalene Visaggio (@MagsVisaggs) December 29, 2016
She is immortal. She will live forever.
Yaaaaas, literal Queen.
If she could survive Prince Phillip (The Crown, anyone?), she could survive Father Time.
Long may she reign.