Embassy says ‘King Charles is not dead’ after Russian media shares fake news report

By Staff

In another twist of events, Russian media has shared a fake news story claiming that King Charles had passed away. It was even indicated that Buckingham Palace had issued an official statement.

Russian media outlets claimed that the King had succumbed to “cancer-related complications”. The false report cited unidentified sources and included a counterfeit statement attributed to “Buckingham Palace”, claiming an “unexpected death” of the monarch.

The state-owned Russian news platform Sputnik reported: “King Charles III of Great Britain has died at the age of 75, according to media reports.”

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The report added: “There is no information about this on the royal family website or in the British media,” reports the Express. Shortly after the report surfaced, the British Embassy in Kyiv took to social media to refute the rumours.

In a message posted online they said: “We would like to inform you that the news about the death of King Charles III is fake.” Our sister site The Express have reached out to Buckingham Palace for comment.

King Charles was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year, as Buckingham Palace confirmed his diagnosis in February. The Palace have not shared further details on the stage or type of cancer.

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