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- News of Queen Elizabeth II’s death is a perennial hoax that may fool more people the older she gets. But make no mistake: Buckingham Palace announced on Feb. 20 that she tested positive for COVID-19 — not that she died.
A Feb. 17 Facebook post that wrongly declared "Queen Elizabeth dead" is gaining new traction after Buckingham Palace reported that Queen Elizabeth II tested positive for COVID-19.
There’s no evidence to support the claim that the 95-year-old queen has died.
On Feb. 20, Buckingham Palace said that the queen was experiencing "mild coldlike symptoms" but that she expected to continue "light duties."
This isn’t the first hoax about her death.
We rate it False.
Facebook post, Feb. 17, 2022
The New York Times, Queen Elizabeth Tests Positive for Coronavirus, as England Is Poised to Relax Rules, Feb. 20, 2022
PolitiFact, No, Queen Elizabeth II is not dead. That's a hoax, May 10, 2018
PolitiFact, No, Queen Elizabeth isn’t dead, Nov. 10, 2021
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