Her Majesty The Queen has played a prank on Prince Charles just for the sheer hell of it, a palace source has confirmed today.
On Sunday evening, a screenshot of a WhatsApp group conversation went viral after it appeared to suggest the Queen had died.
The tweet prompted the hashtag #thequeenisdead to trend on Twitter, and the words “At last, hoo-bloody-ray!” to be uttered at volume from the mouth of heir to the throne Prince Charles, followed by a small jig.
“Gibbo”, one of the members in the group, can be seen in the screenshot telling the others – Ricey, Burnsy, Cheeks, Josh, Morty, and potentially others – that the “Queen’s passed away this morning” from a heart attack.
But an insider at Buckingham Palace told us “Oh it was just the Queen having a bit of a laugh, you see. She enjoys winding up Charles to get back at him for all that time he bores her by talking about homeopathy.
“She created the WhatsApp message – she is ‘Gibbo’ – and sent it to some friends who were in on the joke in the hope that it would find it’s way into the public domain, which it did.
The tweet was shared online thousands of times.
Making Her Majesty the latest royal to trend on social media since that footage of Prince Andrew trying to convince Emily Maitlis that he can’t sweat and definitely didn’t sleep with that teenager whose waist he was photographed with his arm around.
Royal expert, Charlie Proctor, responded to the rumours on Twitter by saying: “The Queen is not dead – she is alive & well and is very much looking forward to hosting President Trump and other world leaders at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday for the Nato reception.”
“That malodorous tangerine pleb is coming here again?” responded the Queen in shock.
“Perhaps a real heart attack wouldn’t be so bad after all.”