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December 2019 Queen Elizabeth II Twitter Death Rumor refers to a hoax that was spread on Twitter on December 1st, 2019 after a WhatsApp group claimed that Queen Elizabeth II passed away from a heart attack. A source close to a reporter, Chris Proctor (@MonarchyUK) later reported that the Queen was not dead and that she was looking forward to meeting President of the United States, Donald Trump as part of the NATO summit in London, England.
On December 1st, 2019, a leaked WhatsApp group chat was posted onto Twitter where a user on WhatsApp, named Gibbo claimed that the Queen had passed away from a heart attack (shown below).
Shortly after the chat was posted, "The Queen", alongside Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Death and other related search terms began trending on Twitter in the United Kingdom with 135,000 tweets being posted in the space of an hour of the group chat being leaked. Users on Twitter started posting pictures, videos and GIFs reacting to the rumors. For example, user @EscPim posted a reaction video meant to represent the queen hearing she was dead, gaining over 17,000 retweets and 98,000 likes (shown below). User @Razaool tweeted a video of Big Shaq video as a reaction to the news she had not died, gaining over 3,300 retweets and 13,000 likes (shown below, bottom).
Queen Elizabeth opening Twitter and finding out she diedpic.twitter.com/yhV2IiFBfD— Pimplosion (@EscPim) December 1, 2019
Queen Elizabeth: I cannot wait you celebrate my 94th birthday The grim reaper: pic.twitter.com/3NyIUSsLDO— ruh-zool (@razaool) December 1, 2019
After the topic trended for several hours, a source close to the Royal Family, Chris Proctor, reported that the Queen was not dead and that she was looking forward to meeting President of the United States, Donald Trump, as part of the NATO summit in London, England (see below). The hoax was covered by The Tab and The Sun.
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