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Prince Philip's Death Rumours Were All Wrong

05/04/2017 03:28 EDT | Updated 05/04/2017 09:44 EDT

Twitter was sent into a panic early Thursday morning after it was reported Buckingham Palace had called an emergency meeting at 3 a.m. GMT (11 p.m. EST).

News of the meeting was first reported by the Daily Mail and Daily Mirror. The U.K. tabloids wrote that Royal staff had been assembled from across the country.

A large group of media also assembled in front of Buckingham Palace in anticipation of an official announcement.

But a Buckingham Palace official told The Associated Press that while a meeting had been called, there is "no cause for concern."

News of the meeting had sparked speculation on Twitter about the health of Queen Elizabeth II, 91, and her husband Prince Philip, 95.

In a statement, Buckingham Palace says the 95-year-old prince— also known as the Duke of Edinburgh— will remain the patron, president or a member of over 780 organizations, but will no longer carry out royal engagements starting in the fall.

On Wednesday, Prince Philip seemed to be in good health as he attended the opening of a new cricket stand at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, The Telegraph reported.

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May visited the Queen on Wednesday morning to mark the dissolution of Parliament in advance of the country's upcoming election, according to Sky News.

With files from The Associated Press

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