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The Cure’s Robert Smith eerily almost predicted the date of the Queen’s death a decade ago

Harley Young

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The Cure’s Robert Smith eerily almost predicted the date of the Queen’s death a decade ago

Eerie footage has resurfaced of the singer of The Cure, Robert Smith, predicting the date when Queen Elizabeth II would die over a decade ago... and, surprisingly, he wasn't that far off. Take a look below:

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Smith has fronted the English rock band since its formation over 40 years ago back in 1978, and has remained The Cure's only consistent member. The band are most well-known for their popular hits 'Just Like a Dream' and 'Friday I'm in Love'.

During a 30 minute interview in 2012 at the German rock music festival, Hurricane, the topic of the royal family was raised between Smith and the interviewer, who stated that the Queen was 'as popular as never before'.

Smith responded expressing his dislike for the royal family, boldly claiming that: "The Queen's gonna die on September 7th, and there'll be a huge uprising, and I'll be made King."

Robert Smith made it clear he wasn't a fan of the royal family. Gonzales Photo/Alamy Stock Photo
Robert Smith made it clear he wasn't a fan of the royal family. Gonzales Photo/Alamy Stock Photo

This was before he asked: "Can we end it there?", to which the bemused interviewer lets out a puzzled laugh and said: "I mean... if we could vote for [you as] the King, we would vote for it."

Smith quickly fired back: "You can!", before mouthing: "Vote for me for king!" and holding up the peace sign.

As most of the world has now been made aware, Queen Elizabeth II sadly passed away on the afternoon of Thursday, 8 September 2022, with her family by her side at her home at Balmoral in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Many who were affected by the Queen's passing have been sharing their fondest moments of the monarch on social media and the footage of Smith's interview had resurfaced due to the topical nature of the discussion.

The resurgence of the footage has left many viewers baffled as to how he could have guessed such a close date, with Reddit users responding to the unusually accurate prediction.

Queen Elizabeth II passed away on 8 September, 2022. Credit: newsphoto/Alamy Stock Photo
Queen Elizabeth II passed away on 8 September, 2022. Credit: newsphoto/Alamy Stock Photo

One user said "....damn. Only off by a day. Well, that's chilling. All Hail King Robert."

Another commenter joked: "I need this man to predict when I'll get laid," to which another user replied in jest: "He may tell you a date but it will also be ten years from now".

Although Smith was only joking and his unusual claim was off by 10 years, it's safe to say that the footage has left many people shook and just as many others have recognised it as an uncanny and unfortunate coincidence.

Featured Image Credit: PA Images/Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: The Queen, Royal Family, Festivals

Harley Young
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