KEY POINTS

  • Prince Philip sparked rumors that he passed away amid the coronavirus pandemic 
  • The palace confirmed that the Duke of Edinburgh is absolutely fine
  • Prince Philip was transported to Windsor Castle to be with his wife amid the pandemic 

Prince Philip’s health has been the cause for concern among royal fans. Since the Duke of Edinburgh is already 98 years old, he is more susceptible to getting hit hard by the deadly coronavirus.

While Queen Elizabeth is on self-quarantine in Windsor Castle, rumors swirled that her husband has died. The speculations became rife on Twitter after royal fans claimed that the dad of four died quietly in his sleep.

However, this isn’t the case. Prince Philip is alive and “absolutely fine,” according to Buckingham Palace. The retired royal has not been seen in public in months because he is spending his days at his wife’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

“Source close to Buckingham Palace tells me he's absolutely fine. I don't know what would possess someone to start a lie like that but stop. It's weird and incites panic. We don't need that right now,” Telegraph editor Gareth Davies told Express.

Shortly after rumors circulated that Prince Philip has died, Express reported that he was flown to Windsor Castle via a private helicopter to go on self-quarantine with his wife of over 70 years.

Before their reunion, Her Majesty was first photographed leaving her residence in London with her adorable dogs in tow. The Queen was forced to cancel her royal engagements due to the global health pandemic.

According to CNN, the annual Maundy Service at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle won’t push through on April 9. Three garden parties scheduled to take place at Buckingham Palace in May won’t also push through.

Planned investitures, where members of the public receive honors from a member of the royal family will also be rescheduled.

Last week, Prince Charles and Camilla also announced the cancelation of their spring tour due to the coronavirus outbreak. The royal couple was scheduled to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, and Jordan in the coming weeks.

Prince Charles and Camilla are also on self-quarantine at Clarence House.