An American tabloid has apologized for misinformation about the death of Elizabeth II, announced last Tuesday. The publication explains this by the fact that a certain trainee confused the queen with musician Mark Lanegan, from the Queens of the Stone Age group, who was going to attend the wedding of British Vogue editor Edward Enninful but was found dead.
At the same time, the editor of Hollywood Unlocked tried for several days to defend the veracity of the message, citing as proof the fact that no one has seen the queen for a long time, and Buckingham Palace is in no hurry to give an official rebuttal.
The unreliability of the message was reported in his microblog only by a journalist from the UK, Ricardo Brooks, who explained that in the event of the death of the monarch, there is a certain procedure called “London Bridge”. It starts with the words: “London Bridge collapsed.” This algorithm was not enabled, which means that the information does not correspond to reality.
At the moment, it is known that 95-year-old Elizabeth continues to resist the coronavirus. At the same time, she tolerates the disease in a mild form, performing some royal duties.
For example, she talked on the phone on February 23 with Prime Minister Boris Johnson. But four more online meetings of the monarch planned for the near future were postponed to a later date, and her archival photos are published on the official Instagram.