Queen Elizabeth II is not dead as speculated on social media. Buckingham Palace revealed to CNN on Feb. 23 that the long-reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand is very much alive and well.
When they said she held an audience with U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson over the phone from Windsor Castle on Wednesday. This news comes less than 24 hours after Hollywood Unlocked reported that The Queen, 95, had died.
Boris Johnson’s visit was supposed to be in person, but it was canceled due to current government policies, according to a royal source.
On Tuesday, Hollywood Unlocked reported that “sources close to the Royal Kingdom” confirmed The Queen’s death. “She was supposed to attend the wedding of British Vogue editor Edward Enninful, but she was found dead,” according to the shocking report. And, as soon as the report was published, fans took to social media in a frenzy.
On Sunday, February 20, the establishment announced that The Queen had tested positive for COVID-19. She was “experiencing mild cold-like symptoms,” but was expected to “continue light duties at Windsor over the coming week,” according to the palace.
Queen Elizabeth II “canceled her planned virtual engagements [on Tuesday] as she continued to suffer from the mild Covid-19 symptoms,'” according to Hollywood Unlocked, and no further details about her alleged death were known at the time of their report.