PHOTOS: Prince Philip on May 3, 2017 at Cricket Club

Prince Philip on May 3, 2017

A report in the UK Dail Mail about an emergency meeting at Buckingham Palace on May 3 set off a flurry of concern about the health of Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, which Buckingham Palace denounced, according to media reports in New Zealand. There were reports swirling around social media that Philip had died, including that French media were reporting it, but they were all unconfirmed, and the Palace and major British and U.S. media, such as the BBC, were not reporting that the Duke of Edinburgh had passed away. He is 95-years-old. Philip was born on June 10, 1921. However, Prince Philip was photographed on May 3, 2017, the very day of the rumors, looking alive and well at a cricket club opening. You can click through the gallery to see photos of the Queen's husband a few hours before all of the rumors started. Furthermore, New Zealand media reported: "Buckingham Palace has told 1 NEWS an emergency meeting of the Queen's entire household reportedly called for tonight is not to announce the death of either Her Majesty or her husband, Prince Philip." According to the photos from Getty Images, Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Honorary Life Member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) was shown a pink cricket ball which is used in day/night matches, by former England cricketer John Stephenson during his vist to open the new Warner Stand at Lord's Cricket Ground in London on May 3, 2017. The Queen's husband had a bad cold over Christmas, as did the English monarch, raising concerns about both of their health that predated the May scare. (Getty)


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