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The Duke of Edinburgh

Vicious rumours of Prince Philip’s death circulate on social media

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
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Vicious rumours claiming that the Duke of Edinburgh has died are circulating on social media.

Despite the 98-year-old royal being alive and well, thousands of people have been flooding social media claiming that His Royal Highness has passed away.

The rumours have gained so much traction that the topic is trending on Twitter.

In this latest ‘fake news’ incident, an anonymous WhatsApp user claims that the Queen’s husband has died, with a media blackout being in place for the next couple of days.

In actual fact, Prince Philip is enjoying his retirement at Wood Farm located in the Sandringham Estate.