“Zara Phillips dead 2022” : Granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II killed by internet death hoax

Zara Phillips is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

News of princess Zara Phillips’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the August 2022 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the Granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II is alive and well.

UPDATE 10/08/2022 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Zara Phillips death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the princess’s alleged demise gained traction on Monday after a ‘R.I.P. Zara Phillips’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the British princess’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Monday (August 08, 2022), our beloved princess Zara Phillips passed away. Zara Phillips (daughter of Princess Anne and Mark Phillips) was born on May 15, 1981 in London. She will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.

Hundreds of fans immediately started writing their messages of condolence on the Facebook page, expressing their sadness that the talented 41-year-old princess was dead. And as usual, Twittersphere was frenzied over the death hoax.

Where as some trusting fans believed the post, others were immediately skeptical of the report, perhaps learning their lesson from the huge amount of fake death reports emerging about celebrities over recent months. Some pointed out that the news had not been carried on any major British network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a princess of Zara Phillips' stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (82%) of respondents think those Zara Phillips death rumors are not funny anymore.

Zara Phillips Death Hoax Dismissed Since Princess Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Tuesday (August 09) the princess' reps officially confirmed that Zara Phillips is not dead. “She joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. She's still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet,” they said.

Some fans have expressed anger at the fake report saying it was reckless, distressing and hurtful to fans of the much loved princess. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.

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