BBC reporter tweets “Queen Elizabeth has died”



When Queen was having her regular check-up at the King Edward VII Hospital, Ahmen Khawaja tweets “Queen Elizabeth has died”: @BBCWorld.

Reported coincidences :

  1. Ahmen Khawaja made the mistake when she overheard a regular rehearsal for royal deaths, believing it to be breaking news, the Telegraph reports.
  2. Ms. Khawaja had previously sent a tweet saying: “BREAKING: Queen Elizabeth is being treated at King Edward 7th Hospital in London. Statement due shortly: @BBCWorld.”
  3. The King Edward VII Hospital was used in the BBC script during the rehearsal and by sheer coincidence the Queen was in fact there having her regular check-up at the time.

The BBC later apologised for the tweet in a statement and also added that an investigation as part of the corporation’s disciplinary process would now take place.


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