The recent revelation that King Charles of England is suffering from cancer has shocked the world and triggered a wave of reactions on social media.
Among them, a video that caused controversy last year when the monarch was crowned on May 8, 2023 has resurfaced.
Grim Reaper at King Charles’ coronation
In the video, shared by a user of X (the former Twitter platform), a dark figure that appears to be the Grim Reaper, the symbol of death, can be seen walking during the ceremony.
The user wrote: “Remember the Grim Reaper walking by last year when King Charles III was crowned King?”
The video went viral, garnering more than a million retweets and more than 400,000 views.
Many interpreted it as a bad omen for the future of the king, who is now facing a tough battle with cancer.
However, the supposed appearance of the Grim Reaper turned out to be a false rumor, as the figure was actually a shadowy member of the clergy who was part of the coronation protocol.
Despite the falsity of the video, the news of King Charles’ cancer has caused uncertainty and concern among his subjects and the rest of the world.
The royal household has reported that the monarch has a good prognosis and that they are confident of a speedy recovery.
However, many wonder if the King will be able to overcome this difficult health situation and continue to lead the British monarchy.
Do you remember the grim reaper walking by last year when King Charles III was crowned as the King? pic.twitter.com/aR4cGIeLHs
— Shadow of Ezra (@ShadowofEzra) February 5, 2024