Microsoft’s search engine, Bing has mistakenly claimed UK Royal Prince Philip has died in hospital.
As at press time, a search for ‘Duke of Edinburgh’ or ‘Prince Philip’ on the search engine brings up a fact box which says he was born on June 10, 1921 in Corfu and died in 2021 in King Edward VII Hospital.
The latest news of the Duke’s illness from Buckingham Palace came on Friday last week, when it was revealed he had left the NHS hospital where he had heart surgery and been moved back to the private King Edward VII’s Hospital for continuing treatment.
Prince Philip, 99, husband of the Queen, underwent a procedure for a pre-existing heart condition at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the City of London on Wednesday last weekjust three months before his 100th birthday.
The Palace said in a statement: ‘Following the Duke of Edinburgh’s successful procedure at St Bartholomew’s Hospital on Wednesday, His Royal Highness has been transferred to King Edward VII’s Hospital this morning. ‘The Duke is expected to remain in hospital for continuing treatment for a number of days.’
Philip has been married to the queen for 73 years.
The search gaffe also comes amid the fall-out from a bombshell Oprah interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry overnight, during which Meghan said she had felt driven to thoughts of suicide while living as a senior member of the royal family, while she revealed that someone within the family had raised concerns about the colour of her future children’s skin would be.