According to Daily Mail, The Telegaph accidentally published a pre-written obituary for Prince Philip at 10:28 A.M. on Tuesday, which claimed that Buckingham Palace announced his death.
Unfortunately for the news publication, Prince Philip is still very much alive.
The article’s headline read: “HOLD HOLD HOLD Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, dies aged XX” and made reference to the 96-year-old’s funeral as a ‘low key’ affair to be held in St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
The newspaper has since deleted the story and “sincerely apologises” for the article, adding that the mistake would be “rectified immediately.”
Information and details about Prince Philip, such as his birth date, date of marriage to Queen Elizabeth II, and full issue and title were included.
The false obituary was proceeded by a story that Prince Philip would retire from solo appearances this fall. Since 1952, the Duke of Edinburgh has completed 22,219 “solo engagements.”
A Telegraph spokesman claimed that, “We will be reviewing our publishing processes as a matter of urgency.”