May 16, 2021

Did Prince Philip Dress as a Palace Guard to Prank Queen Elizabeth?

This is a real picture of Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth. Nevertheless, the claim that Philip was “pranking” the queen by disguising himself as a palace guard is incorrect..

On April 9, 2021, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband to Queen Elizabeth, died at the age of 99. As news of Philips death spread throughout social media, so did a picture that allegedly revealed the prince “pranking” Queen Elizabeth by camouflaging himself as a palace guard..

So if it wasnt a prank, then what was making the queen laugh? It was the bees.

This photograph was apparently snapped throughout a somewhat unreasonable minute at Windsor Castle. As the prince was preparing to escort the queen to the event, there was a ruckus as the participants of the event were swarmed by bees. Heres a newspaper clipping about the occurrence from the Edmonton Journal:.

This picture was taken by Chris Young of The Associated Press in 2003, and reveals the prince and queen quickly prior to a ritualistic review of the Grenadier Guards at Windsor Castle. While viewers might discover Philips appearance bemusing, Philip wore this ritualistic dress on various celebrations..

16 Apr 2003, Wed Edmonton Journal (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) Newspapers.com.

The Windsor Star supplied a few more details. In their report, they note that there was only one “victim” to this swarming event, a previous sergeant major who was stung in the forehead. After the swarm was removed, the event went ahead as planned:.

16 Apr 2003, Wed The Windsor Star (Windsor, Ontario, Canada) Newspapers.com.

While this is a real photo of Queen Elizabeth giggling beside Prince Philip in a busby hat, the claim that it shows him “pranking” the queen is incorrect..

This photograph was obviously snapped throughout a somewhat ridiculous moment at Windsor Castle. As the prince was preparing to escort the queen to the event, there was a commotion as the participants of the event were swarmed by bees. The Windsor Star offered a few more information.