Queen Elizabeth II Back At Castle Following Hospital Visit

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The claim: Queen Elizabeth II is dead

Queen Elizabeth II spent the night in a hospital in October, "the first time in years" the 95-year-old monarch was hospitalized, according to Reuters

The visit caused wild speculation among social media users about her health.

A Facebook user shared a video Nov. 4 with the caption, "Breathing stopped: William cried a lot, British's Queen Elizabeth d-e-ad at age 95."

The 5-minute, 25-second clip generated more than 4,000 views in less than a week. Several other social media users also shared the purported news. 

But the claim is false.

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The queen was advised by doctors to rest after her one-night stay at the hospital, according to Buckingham Palace, which is why she canceled in-person public appearances. There is no evidence she has died.

USA TODAY reached out to social media users who shared the claim for comment.

Queen is alive, resting

Elizabeth was hospitalized at King Edward VII’s Hospital in London on Oct. 20 for "some preliminary investigations," Buckingham Palace previously told USA TODAY

Her condition and the reason for the tests were not revealed to the public. But USA TODAY reported that, earlier in October, she was advised by doctors to rest. She was also spotted using a cane when she attended a Westminster Abbey service in mid-October. 

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Prior to her hospitalization, the queen also canceled a visit to Northern Ireland.

"The Queen has reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for the next few days," Buckingham Palace said in a statement Oct. 19. 

Buckingham Palace announced Oct. 29 she would not attend an in-person reception at the United Nations climate-change conference in Glasgow, Scotland, and that she was advised to rest for the following two weeks.

However, she still made virtual appearances and performed "light duties."

The queen was spotted on a private weekend getaway at her Sandringham estate and returned to Windsor Castle for rest Nov. 9, according to People. 

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Prince Charles, Elizabeth's eldest son and heir to the throne,  said Nov. 11 that his mother was doing "all right," according to a YouTube video uploaded by The Telegraph, a British daily newspaper.

The queen was expected to make an in-person appearance Nov. 14 for Remembrance Day Service,

but sprained her back. The event is meant to "remember those killed and wounded in conflict," according to Reuters. 

Our rating: False

Based on our research, we rate FALSE the claim that Queen Elizabeth II is dead. The queen was advised by doctors to rest after a one-night stay at a hospital, according to Buckingham Palace, which is why she canceled in-person public appearances. There is no evidence she's dead.

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Queen Elizabeth Makes Her Return To Official Duties At Windsor Castle

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Queen Elizabeth Makes Her Return To Official Duties At Windsor Castle