Prince Philip quote about reincarnating as a deadly virus to solve ‘overpopulation’ resurfaces

Kate Plummer
Monday 12 April 2021 15:18

A picture of the Duke of Edinburgh on the screen at Piccadilly Circus


A comment Prince Philip made about his death has resurfaced on Twitter.

People are sharing the quote, which he reportedly said in an interview with Dutch press in 1988, and pointing out its new significance, given the coronavirus pandemic and his passing.

He said: “In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus to contribute something to solving overpopulation.”

Given the coronavirus pandemic, which is causing excess deaths across the world, people are finding this comment rather prescient. Indeed, it previously resurfaced last year at the start of the crisis for this very reason.

Prince Philip’s death was announced on Friday and the Twitter commentariat has had this to say:

It is clear Prince Philip’s comments were pretty close to the bone. Thank goodness he had an alibi in 2020.