Queen Elizabeth II dies. Oh no, wait, that’s just a BBC journalist’s mistake

Queen Elizabeth II dies. Oh no, wait, that’s just a BBC journalist’s mistake

One of the BBC reporters mistakenly tweeted about the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Due to this misunderstanding an official apology was made on Wednesday.

One of the BBC reporters mistakenly tweeted about the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Due to this misunderstanding an official apology was made on Wednesday.

Ahmen Khawaja made that silly mistake, tweeting that the 89-year-old British monarch had been hospitalized. Then the next tweet of the reporter, who works for the Urdu-language service of BBC, announced about the queen’s death.

This misleading Twitter-post was by other media outlets such as CNN Newsource and German newspaper Bild as well.

Later Buckingham Palace was alerted about these tweets by NBC News and it became confirmed by the spokesman that Queen Elizabeth II was neither dead nor even hospitalized. Actually, she was carrying out public duties.

However, despite the exceptionally ridiculous situation, it isn’t clear how exactly such a silly mistake can be made.
Later a BBC spokesman made a statement:

During a technical rehearsal for an obituary, tweets were mistakenly sent from the account of a BBC journalist … The tweets were swiftly deleted and we apologize for any offence.

Khawaja then added that she had her phone at home unattended that day and tweeted with apologizes for upsetting everyone.

Buckingham Palace later stated that the queen had previously attended hospital due to her usual annual medical checkup, but everything was okay, so she continued to carry on with her engagements.

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