Queen Elizabeth II is the latest victim of the internet hoax when the news broke that the Queen passed away. A hashtag #RIPQueenElizabeth became popular on Twitter on January 5th and many users shared their concern about the Queen.
Why does everyone think the queen is gonna die on January 5 wtf did I miss ?
— NOJOKESMAMBO (@carterknight53) January 2, 2019
Fortunately, this was only a bad joke and the Queen is well and alive. Still, this hashtag made many people think what is really happening with the Queen and how this bad joke started. Back in December, a Reddit user beefy_cabbage made a funny meme which he posted on his account without any context, predicting the death of Queen Elizabeth II on January 5th. Even though the user and the meme were deleted shortly after it was uploaded, many believed that some secret conspiracy was hiding behind it and that Queen actually died and continued with posting this hashtag.
Damn reddit.. #RipQueenElizabeth
— ?️onic (@eamb01) January 5, 2019
Many Twitter users were sharing their condolence. One user wrote, “Queen Elizabeth was a great queen of England, through good times and bad, and with her passing comes a time of mourning for the whole world. #ripqueenelizabeth.” Many went even further, posting fake headlines from the newspaper in which it was said the Queen has died at age 92. The others yet didn’t believe in the story so they wondered what was going on. “Why does everyone think the queen is gonna die on January 5 wtf did I miss,” another user wrote.
The Royal family officials still didn’t comment on these rumours, and they probably won’t as they hardly ever do that, but we are more than glad the Queen is alive and wish her many happy years.
Queen Elizabeth was a great queen of England, through good times and bad, and with her passing comes a time of mourning for the whole world.#ripqueenelizabeth
— Harold Smith (@TrulyMoist) January 4, 2019