FACT CHECK: Was There A ‘Trump Won 2020’ Card On Queen Elizabeth’s Coffin?

Elias Atienza | Fact Check Reporter

An image shared on Facebook allegedly shows a “Trump Won 2020” card in a bouquet of flowers placed on Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin.

Verdict: False

The image has been digitally altered. The original message is from King Charles III.

Fact Check:

Queen Elizabeth was buried at Westminster Abbey Sept. 19 following a Royal period of mourning, according to The Washington Post. Queen Elizabeth died Sept. 8 at Balmoral Castle after reigning over the U.K. for over 70 years, the outlet reported.

The Facebook image appears to show the queen’s coffin with a white card in a large bouquet of flowers reading “Trump Won 2020.”

The image has been digitally altered. The original image shows a message from King Charles that reads, “In Loving and Devoted Memory, Charles R” and can be seen on photos taken by Reuters and Getty Images. The note is also visible on live streams of the Queen’s funeral.

The Sunday Times also tweeted an image of the note from King Charles, which does not mention anything about Trump or the election. There are no credible media reports indicating any notes were seen at the queen’s funeral stating Trump won the 2020 presidential election.

President Joe Biden won the 2020 election with 306 electoral college votes to Trump’s 222, according to the National Archives. (RELATED: Does This Photo Show Queen Elizabeth Bowing To Former Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie?)

This is not the first time false election claims have been misattributed to the Queen. Check Your Fact recently debunked an image claiming to show Queen Elizabeth with a “Trump Won” sash.

Elias Atienza

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