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- Queen Elizabeth is not dead.
- She was photographed at one of her estates on Nov. 9, five days after this inaccurate claim was published on Facebook.
Long live the Queen, unless she’s getting prematurely killed off on social media.
"Breathing stopped: William cried a lot," reads the title of a Nov. 4 Facebook video. "British’s Queen Elizabeth d-e-a-d at age 95."
This post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.)
The video itself offers no evidence for this claim.
On Oct. 29, Buckingham Palace announced that doctors told Queen Elizabeth to rest for at least two weeks, and earlier in the month, she spent the night in the hospital.
More recently, People magazine reported that Queen Elizabeth returned to Windsor castle after spending the weekend in the country. She was photographed there the morning of Nov. 9.
We rate claims that she is dead False.
Facebook post, Nov. 5, 2021
The Mirror, The Queen returns to Windsor Castle after Sandringham pre-Christmas getaway, Nov. 9, 2021
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