A royal expert has been forced to confirm the Queen hasn't died after vile trolls spread rumours that she was dead on social media.
The hashtag #Queendead began trending on Twitter on Sunday night after a screenshot of a WhatsApp conversation between a group of friends was shared online.
The messages falsely claimed news of Her Majesty's death would be announced this morning (December 2).
The post read: "Queen's passed away this morning, heart attack, being announced 9.30am tomorrow, channel dash 0800 tomorrow in full number 1s."
It went viral on Twitter, with many people frantically asking whether Her Majesty had passed away.
She is alive & well and is very much looking forward to hosting President Trump and other world leaders at Buckingham Palace.
However, a source slammed the rumours and told the MailOnline that it's "business as usual" for the royal family.
The Queen was also photographed being driven from Windsor to Buckingham Palace.
Royal expert and editor of Royal Central Charlie Proctor shut down the rumours on Twitter last night.
I see we have reached that time of year where I have to dispel rumours of HM's passing.
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.
— Charlie Proctor (@MonarchyUK) December 1, 2019
He tweeted: "I see we have reached that time of year where I have to dispel rumours of HM's passing. 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."
Last week, it was reported that the Queen will retire at 95 and her son Prince Charles will take over.
A source told The Sun: "Planning for Charles to become king has been going on for some time. A transition is plainly already underway. Her Majesty is in her 90s and can understandably only do so much.
"The scandal surrounding Andrew and Epstein gave Charles an opportunity to step in to show that he can run The Firm. No one is bigger than the institution of the Royal Family. Not even Andrew, the Queen’s favourite son.
"Charles recognised that and acted decisively - like the king he may well soon be. This was the moment when Charles stepped up as Prince Regent, the Shadow King."
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