People around the world were shocked when the gossip site Hollywood Unlocked announced that Queen Elizabeth had passed away last night. The site claims that palace insiders notified them that the queen has died, but their lack of proof means this story is almost certainly bogus.
Is The Queen Dead?
Hollywood Unlocked released their story on Tuesday, just days after Buckingham Palace announced that the queen had tested positive for COVID-19. They said she was only experiencing “mild cold-like symptoms,” but would still cut back on her work that week. It’s just the latest in a tough 12 months for the queen.
HU’s announcement had people all over the world wondering if the queen had actually passed away, but as the hours passed and no other news outlets picked up the story, it was clear there wasn’t any truth to their claims.
There is a strict protocol in place for when Queen Elizabeth dies that goes into effect immediately. “Operation London Bridge” dictates everything about the royal death, and that would definitely include the official announcement. The post has been up for around 12 hours, which is way too long for the palace to keep this hidden.
Buckingham Palace hasn’t made any statement regarding the claims, and it seems as if they will be carrying on as normal. Take Prince William and Kate Middleton: the royal couple’s official Instagram posted photos of Middleton visiting Denmark this morning. If the head of the British monarchy had suddenly…