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King Charles III Is Not Dead Yet

Wesam Abo Marq Wesam Abo Marq
19th March 2024
King Charles III Is Not Dead Yet
Several British embassies refuted the death of King Charles III (X)

The Claim

King Charles III is dead.

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Recently, social media users claimed that the King of the United Kingdom, Charles III, had died. 

These claims started circulating after a Russian media source released a statement purportedly bearing the monarch's official seal. The statement reads, “The following announcement is made by royal communications. The King passed away unexpectedly yesterday afternoon.”

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Misbar’s Analysis

Misbar investigated the viral claim and found it to be fake.

Misbar’s team found no reliable media outlets reporting the news. Several British embassies have swiftly refuted the claim about the passing of King Charles III.

U.K. Embassies Debunked the Monarch of England’s Death News

The British embassies in Kyiv, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan have dispelled rumors surrounding the alleged death of King Charles III. Via X, the British embassy in Kyiv stated, "We would like to inform you that the news about the death of King Charles III is fake." 

Similarly, the U.K.'s embassy in Azerbaijan reassured the public, stating, "We inform that the reports about the death of King Charles III are fake!" 

King Charles III Diagnosed With Cancer

Last month, Buckingham Palace disclosed that King Charles had received a diagnosis of an unspecified type of cancer.

“His Majesty has today commenced a schedule of regular treatments, during which time he has been advised by doctors to postpone public-facing duties,” the palace noted last month. “Throughout this period, His Majesty will continue to undertake State business and official paperwork as usual.”

Earlier this month, in a televised speech, Charles expressed gratitude to his supporters for their "wonderfully kind and thoughtful good wishes" regarding his health, pledging to "continue to serve you to the best of my ability."

The claims surrounding the king's health arise amidst heightened scrutiny of the British royal family, particularly following the release of an edited photo of the Princess of Wales.

Who Is King Charles III?

King Charles III, formerly known as the Prince of Wales, ascended to the throne following the passing of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, on September 8, 2022.

Throughout his time as the Prince of Wales and now as King, he has been deeply involved in both official and ceremonial duties within the United Kingdom and abroad. Demonstrating a steadfast commitment to public service, King Charles III has actively engaged in numerous spheres of public life for over four decades. Notably, he has played a pivotal role in the establishment of over 20 charitable organizations.

In addition to his philanthropic endeavors, His Majesty has forged partnerships with various organizations, lending his support to a broad spectrum of causes encompassing environmental conservation, rural development, urban planning, the arts, healthcare, and education.

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