Life | 4 months ago

Social media can be a force for good. It can be a force for bad. It can also be a force unwarranted (though in hindsight, quite funny) panic.

That's what happened last night when the hashtag #KingCharlesIII started trending. As anyone who was watching BBC Two last night will know, King Charles III was a feature-length drama adapted from the Tony-nominated stage play of the same name.

The story imagines the reign of the now Prince Charles (who would obviously become King Charles III) who, through a moment of doubt in signing a bill into law, starts a constitutional crisis which engulfs the Royal Family and threatens the future of the monarchy.

By most accounts, it was pretty damn good, with heaps of praise for the late Tim Pigott-Smith, who sadly passed away last month, in the role of Charles.

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The show was so popular that it didn't take long for the hashtag #KingCharlesIII to trend on Twitter, but some people who weren't watching jumped to a different confusion: that The Queen had died and Charles had ascended to the throne for real.

So if it's not already clear: The Queen is not dead.

People, however, were understandably freaking out at the idea that she had died.

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Again, just to be clear, Liz is alive and kicking, no need to panic.

This article originally appeared on JOE.co.uk

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