Have you seen that picture of Queen Elizabeth II with her head unnaturally hanging shaking hands with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau? It has been spreading over the past day on platforms like Twitter and Facebook. But it is completely fake.
Yes, the 95-year-old did indeed meet Trudeau on March 7 at Windsor Castle, her “new permanent residence” according to the British press. She won’t be headed to Buckingham Palace anymore and greeted Trudeau on Monday in her first in-person meeting with a world leader since the pandemic began.
But the picture you got Popular on social media Some of the sites have been modified with Photoshop, which is a bad thing about that. The real photo was taken by an AFP photographer and distributed through other news organizations.
Photographers called “gathering” refer to when there is not enough space in a particular location to comfortably accommodate a large group of photographers. Only one person is sent to the event and their photos are shared with other news organizations.
You can see the original photo posted online at Getty Images and the News agency. The British monarchy also released a copy of the photo on its own Facebook page.
There are also other photos showing Trudeau and the Queen together from Monday. and yYou can clearly see the Queen in a less ‘curved’ pose in other photos taken during their visit.
It is not clear what the two talked about during their meeting, although Prime Minister Trudeau is in Europe to discuss the Russian invasion of Ukraine with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.
But why would someone alter this particular image to make the Queen look weaker than she is at the moment? This is likely due to a popular conspiracy theory online claiming that Queen Elizabeth actually died in late 2021 or early 2022.
The Queen had a one night stay in hospital on 20 October 2021, although it is not clear what she was treated for, and she has already been seen using a wand. earlier that month. Some online conspiracy theorists believe that this is the time she died and was replaced with either a similar look (this is common with the nerdy QAnon) or that all of her photos after the hospital visit are fake.
The Queen contracted covid-19 on February 20, 2022, in another case that has sparked the interest of online conspiracy theorists in the possibility that her death will soon be announced. But she recovered thanks to the vaccination.
Queen Elizabeth II is 95 and could die at any moment, just as anyone could. But she is alive and well, as far as we know now. And while they can look a little sassy at times, you’re still skeptical about photos online that appear out of the ordinary. This already has Thousands of tweets and tens of thousands of likes. But it is completely fake.
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