“Prince Philip is dead?” : Bing misinforms public in viral search engine results; The health of the royalty is still unconfirmed

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(Picture: Photo by Adrian Dennis – WPA Pool/Getty Images) WINDSOR, ENGLAND – JULY 22: Prince Philip (C), Duke of Edinburgh, takes part in the transfer of the Colonel-in-Chief of the Rifles to Windsor Castle on July 22 2020 in Windsor, England. The Duke of Edinburgh has been Colonel-in-Chief of The Rifles since its formation in 2007. His Royal Highness has been Colonel-in-Chief of successive regiments which now make up the Rifles since 1953. The Duchess of Cornwall has been appointed Colonel Royal of 4th Battalion The Rifles in 2007.



Bing Results
(Photo: Bing results via screenshot)

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, underwent heart surgery on March 3 at King Edward VII Hospital. On Tuesday, March 9, Bing declared him dead in their search engine results.

Bing has been declaring Prince Philip dead by 2021 for a few hours now via its results information box.

Microsoft Bing, formerly known as “Bing”, is a web search engine operated and owned by Microsoft. Previous search engines under Microsoft also include Live Search and MSN Search. The engine is developed using ASP.NET.

Bing is a popular and powerful search engine, second only to Google in finding articles. Launched on June 3, 2009, with more than 11 years of operation, Bing provides real-time services and accurate news information, until now.

The search engine currently claims that Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, died at King Edward VII Hospital.

The transfer of the Colonel-in-Chief of the Fusiliers

(Photo: Photo by Adrian Dennis – WPA Pool/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND – JULY 22: Prince Philip (C), Duke of Edinburgh attends the handover of the Colonel-in-Chief of Rifles at Windsor Castle on July 22, 2020 in Windsor, England. The Duke of Edinburgh has been Colonel-in-Chief of The Rifles since its formation in 2007. His Royal Highness has been Colonel-in-Chief of successive regiments which now make up the Rifles since 1953. The Duchess of Cornwall has been appointed Colonel Royal of 4th Battalion The Rifles in 2007.

Bing shows the following results

This result is displayed in the main information area on the right side of your screen when you search for “Prince Philip” or “Duke of Edinburgh”.

A blog entry from MSPU gives us an image of the search engine result.

However, Buckingham Palace publicly declares that the Duke of Edinburgh is alive and well. As quoted in news from The telegraph as of March 5″… Following the Duke of Edinburgh’s successful operation at St Bartholomew’s Hospital on Wednesday, His Royal Highness was transferred to King Edward VII’s Hospital this morning. The Duke is expected to remain in hospital to continue treatment for several days.”

There has been a change in the results over the past few hours, and currently if you search for “Prince Philip” or “Duke of Edinburgh”, Bing results will give you an info box like this:

Bing Results

(Photo: Bing results via screenshot)

The “Died in 2021 at King Edward VII Hospital” text box has been removed. However, a new line of information has been replaced with “Lived: 10/06/1921 -2021”. Text box format like this often indicates date of birth – date of death format.

Read also : Prince Phillip is dead says Bing

Does this confirm that Prince Philip is dead?

Prince Philip, the country’s oldest consort, was known to support his wife as ruler of the kingdom. On August 2, 2017, the Duke of Edinburgh officially stepped down from his royal duties.

Prince Philip underwent heart surgery after being admitted around three weeks ago. The elderly duke has suffered from a pre-existing heart condition since 2011.

He was treated at Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire and diagnosed with a blocked coronary artery.

The exact details of his subsequent admissions have not been released to the public, but have been confirmed to be uncoronavirus related. Prince Philip and the Queen were vaccinated against the virus on January 9, 2021

The Duke of Edinburgh is said to have undergone successful heart surgery at Bartholomew Hospital on Wednesday March 3.

On March 5, the declaration of Prince Philip’s successful operation was announced. The full statement includes details of the Duke remaining in King Edward VII Hospital to continue treatment for the next few days.

No further updates have been provided through rumors or official methods on the Duke’s post-recovery conditions.

It is unclear whether this is the work of Bing’s AI editor, misinformation, or facts that the palace has not confirmed.

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Written by Tsarina Grace Del Valle

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