Royal Reporters Respond As Prince Philip Death Rumours Emerge Online

ET Canada can confirm Prince Philip is not dead, despite rumours swirling suggesting otherwise.

A source close to the Palace tells ET Canada “it’s not true.”

Claims stating the 97-year-old had died emerged online Friday, and the rumours were quickly spread by the fact that so many publications started writing pieces about what would happen when the Queen’s husband does pass away.

Numerous royal correspondents have since taken to Twitter to put the record straight, with some insisting the Palace had confirmed that the rumours were just rumours.

See more of the social media response below:

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The claims come after the Duke of Edinburgh underwent hip surgery back in April.

Buckingham Palace issued a statement at the time to say that the royal was recovering and he was then pictured attending Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding on May 19 in Windsor.

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A courtier previously told the Daily Express that Philip was a “proud man” and was “not called the Iron Duke for nothing.”

The Duke retired from his official royal duties last August, however, a spokesperson confirmed that he would still be attending events from “time to time.”

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