She sparked concern over the Christmas period when she missed a traditional church service for the first time in almost 30 years, but new reports claiming The Queen has died are false.
News of The Queen’s death was reported today on a fake BBC Twitter account, causing many to question her health.
@BBCNewsUKI tweeted: 'BREAKING: Buckingham Palace announces the death of Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 90. Circumstances are unknown. More to follow.'
A number of people including the French ambassador to the U.S., Gérard Araud, retweeted the message before realising it wasn't true.
'First time, I am victim of fake news. Whoah! Now, I do understand the problem. I'll be more careful," he tweeted shortly after.
The fake news comes less than a week after the 90-year-old royal – the world’s longest-reigning living monarch was reported to be suffering from a ‘heavy cold’ and was forced to bow out of the annual tradition, according to palace officials.
‘The queen continues to recover from a heavy cold and will stay indoors to assist with her recovery," a palace spokesman said.
‘Her Majesty will participate in the Royal Family Christmas celebrations during the day.’