Rumors have been swirling that Prince Philip has died, however, 18 Karat Reggae can confirm that is not the case.
Not only where chatroom rumors spreading like wildfire but Microsoft’s Bing also stated that Prince Philip was dead. The search engine showed an information box for queries of “Prince Philip” or “Duke of Edinburgh” that stated that Prince Philip died at King Edward VII’s Hospital. Prince Philip is, however, alive and in recovery at King Edward VII Hospital following a procedure for a heart condition.
Someone also posted on Lipstick Alley, a popular social media site for Black women, that she heard from good source that the prince had died.
“Soooo I have a friend that lives in a flat next to the hospital where Prince Philip is being treated and supposedly he is gone. 🙁 There was an influx of police and whispers of his passing. (and to think one day after Bing mistakenly said he died) stay tuned,” someone posted incognito to the site.
Some on the site made it clear that they believe it might not be a rumor, however, with some going as far as saying if they had to bet, they would think he was dead.
“I mean…the man is 99. If we were taking bets, you’d probably have a 80-90% chance of winning. This isn’t tea that a 99 year old is dead. The real tea is how he got to being this old while looking like he’s been dead for the past 10 years,” another person posted.