Eagle-eyed social media users think they noticed something strange on TV this week. Did the BBC mistakenly show a Prince Philip obituary?

Prince Philip has spent the last 16 nights in hospital, first being treated for an infection at King Edward VII hospital in Windsor before being moved to St Bartholomew’s this week.  

Reports say the Duke of Edinburgh has just undergone a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition and will remain in hospital.

As he continues to undergo hospital treatment, social media users are claiming that the BBC mistakenly played a snippet of a Prince Philip obituary on the news this week, when the Prince isn’t actually dead.

The video is going viral on Twitter and TikTok, and the bizarre blunder is confusing everyone.

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People think the BBC accidentally played a Prince Philip obituary

During a BBC Scotland news report on Wednesday (March 3rd), social media users have noticed something very bizarre happened.

One minute, they were covering Nicola Sturgeon and other MP’s at the Salmond Inquiry, then suddenly, the broadcast switched over to a montage of old clips of the Duke of Edinburgh. The black and white snippet of Prince Philip played twice before the screen glitched and turned black.

Then, at the end of the programme, an apology message from the BBC appeared saying: “We apologise for the break in this programme and are working to correct the fault.”

The clip instantly started going viral on social media, and everyone thought that the BBC had accidentally started playing a pre-made obituary for Prince Philip that they are supposed to play when the Duke of Edinburgh passes away.

Twitter users react to the bizarre clip

It seems as though everyone was confused by the bizarre obituary-like clip, and people took to Twitter to react to it.

“I do believe that was Prince Philip’s obituary?” one person wrote.

Another tweeted: “Did someone press the emergency Prince Philip obituary button during the Salmond inquiry?”

“We had a bit of Prince Philip’s obituary on BBC Scotland. The inquiry broke off and went into B/W footage of the auld yin,” tweeted another.

BBC Scotland have not commented on the mistake.

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