Talk about timing.
Niagara Falls turned purple on the same day that legendary musician Prince died at the age of 57.
Even Niagra Falls is purple tonight.💜 pic.twitter.com/46rMQb6GN2
— Belle Es You (@SouthernbeLLSU) April 21, 2016
I can't believe they made niagra falls purple for Prince on such short notice
— Wheedler (@notover9000) April 21, 2016
Problem was, the purple tribute was not actually for music royalty.
The agency that manages Niagara Falls had previously announced that the famous attraction would be illuminated purple in honour of Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday on Thursday.
But with Prince's passing that morning, people assumed the purple Niagara Falls was an ode to his hit song "Purple Rain."
Niagra Falls lite up in purple tonight to honor Prince. pic.twitter.com/NlTm7IrT4u
— philly chilly (@chilly915) April 22, 2016
Niagra falls is purple in honor of Prince. Amazing.
— Blessed One (@SapioSexualSita) April 22, 2016
Toronto's CN Tower also went purple, and people were confused with that, too:
@norm i'm glad the CN Tower will be purple in honour of Prince! May his R&B soul rest forever in peace!! No disrespect to the Queen!
— Charlene Best (@allthebest1959) April 21, 2016
The CN Tower is lit purple tonight ... as Toronto says: "goodbye".
— Dale Percy (@DalePercy74) April 22, 2016
It was also for the Queen:
— Norm Kelly (@norm) April 21, 2016
It was a royal coincidence in the end.
Niagara Falls lit up in Purple for our Queen's 90th I'm sure she would be happy sharing that purple with Prince pic.twitter.com/u0YstrsuJH
— Lynn Parsons (@LynnParsonsUK) April 21, 2016
Or was it?
Prince definitely knew about the Niagara thing today. You don't live that carefree and not go out on your own terms.
— Spyke Daniels (@turtlewithapen) April 21, 2016
— Karen Wilson (@MsKarenWilson) April 22, 2016