Buckingham Palace Says Prince Philip Is "Absolutely Fine" Amid COVID-19 Death Rumours
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the British Royal Family has been taking precautionary measures like the rest of the world. With that, rumours that Prince Philip had died due to the coronavirus started to swirl.
Buckingham Palace has now confirmed that Prince Philip is alive and well. The 98-year-old Duke of Edinburgh has been absent from the public eye for a good part of the last three years since he retired from royal duties in 2017. Now since the panic of the COVID-19 epidemic has spread, rumours began to swirl that Philip had died.
COVID-19: Prince Philip is "absolutely fine"
Rest assured, Prince Phillip is in good health. According to Telegraph editor Gareth Davies, who knows a palace insider. Royal sources also told ET Canada that Prince Philip is fine and there is nothing unusual to worry about.
RE rumour the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, is dead - it's nonsense.— Gareth Davies (@GD10) March 18, 2020
Source close to Buckingham Palace tells me he's absolutely fine.
I don't know what would posses someone to start a lie like that, but stop. It's weird and incites panic.
We don't need that right now.
In the mean time, the Queen has been moved to Windsor Castle amid the COVID-19 epidemic and Charles and Camilla's spring tour has been cancelled. Meghan, Harry and Archie are self-isolating in Canada, and Prince William was the first member of the British Royal Family to publicly address the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are sending good health wishes to Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth at this time and wishing the entire Royal Family well.