Prince Philip’s death has inspired some bizarre theories from QAnon followers
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The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, on Friday at the age of 99 was met with mixed emotions but none were more confusing and bizarre than those coming from followers of the QAnon conspiracy.

Vice reports that moments after it was confirmed that Prince Philip had died peacefully in his sleep, members of QAnon message boards soon began to flood the sites with their thoughts on what had happened.

Unsurprisingly, the most popular theory was linked to Philip getting the Covid-19 vaccine just three months before he died, in a fresh attempt to discredit the vaccine as part of the wider anti-vaxxer movement.

Drew Harwell of the Washington Post also reports that there were some suggestions that there were some Satanic theories around his death as he died on the 9th and was 99 which is 666 upside down.

Nefarious and distasteful theories about Prince Philip have been widely circulated on popular QAnon platforms such as Gab, Telegram and the Great Awakening message board. One of the most tenuous claims came from Mel Q, a prominent influencer in the Q community.

This claim insinuates that the mysterious Q figure knew about Philip’s death exactly a year in advance Q just happened to post something on April 9, 2020. In the ‘drop’ (a term that Q followers used for his posts) Q used the term ‘scot-free’ which could have been a reference to Philip having the title the Duke of Edinburgh, which just happens to be the capital city of Scotland.

Somehow, Mel Q managed to come to the conclusion that this coincidence of the two events happening 12 months apart and the use of ‘scot-free’ was an indication that Q knew that Philip was going to die soon. As you can see, there is a lot of scientific research going into these theories.

Other crude claims that Vice reported were that Philip had been dead for some time, that he had been executed or that he had died from an “adrenochrome shortage” a chemical that Q followers are obsessed with and believe is harvested from tortured children that celebrities and other elite figures drink in order to preserve their own lives.

This isn’t the first time that QAnon has shown an interest in the Royal Family. In March, following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, they were convinced the interview had somehow been faked with CGI as they believed Winfrey was either under arrest or was dead.

Although all of these claims are utter nonsense it is beginning to become part of a trend from QAnon who are now latching on to almost every major world event in order to try and prove that there is some secretive order trying to control everyone.

Recently they tried to claim that the Ever Given container ship that was stuck in the Suez Canal was carrying something on board for Hillary Clinton, so the captain of the vessel ran it aground to try and warn everyone.

However, the wider problem that the Q community is having right now is that their mystery man, who was supposedly someone high in government during the Trump administration (but has since been suggested by a documentary to be nothing more than the owner of the notorious 8Chan website) hasn’t posted online since December, hence the followers having to look back through old posts and attempting to latch onto anything they can.

Let’s just say, we doubt we’ve seen the last of this tasteless nonsense.

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