FACT CHECK: Was There A ‘Trump Won 2020’ Card On Queen Elizabeth’s Coffin?
An image shared on Facebook allegedly shows a “Trump Won 2020” card in a bouquet of flowers placed on Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin.
The image has been digitally altered. The original message is from King Charles III.
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.
🔸 What does the note in the Queen’s flowers say?
The King offered a final written tribute to the Queen through a card placed on his mother’s coffin alongside the crown and floral display pic.twitter.com/DX6J8RYygg
— The Times and The Sunday Times (@thetimes) September 19, 2022
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.