Long Live Queen Elizabeth II, For She Is Not Dead
Ahmen Khawaja’s British blunder began this morning when she posted a tweet reporting that Queen Elizabeth was being treated at King Edward 7th Hospital, the medical center long-associated with the Royal family.
Khawaja’s second, unedited tweet would spiral Twitter into a false frenzy.
The reporter pulled both tweets from her timeline claiming that they were “false alarms”.
While Khawaja attributed the snafu to a prank resultant of her cell phone being left unattended, a BBC spokesperson explained that her tweets were an obituary rehearsal.
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.
Coincidentally, the Queen was visiting the mentioned hospital at the same time that the tweets were sent for a routine check-up which caused even greater confusion.
A representative from Buckingham Palace put controversy to rest with an official statement:
This was a routine pre-scheduled appointment, the queen has now left hospital and carries on with her engagements
Khawaja’s mistake is currently under investigation. It is being speculated that she will face disciplinary action for her mistake under the corporation’s disciplinary process.
The Queen’s health is certainly a priority as she pursues a part-time career in music video stardom.