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Lily Allen Called Out Over Response To Meme Mocking Prince Philip's Death

Lily Allen Called Out Over Response To Meme Mocking Prince Philip's Death

The singer commented on a video joking about Prince Philip entering heaven

Dominic Smithers

Dominic Smithers

Lily Allen has been criticised after she commented on a meme mocking Prince Philip's death.

The singer posted a crying laughing emoji on a meme that joked about Princess Diana being angry at Prince Philip trying to get into heaven.

The video, which has been shared thousands of times since it was posted, was captioned: "Princess Diana when Philip tries to enter heaven."

Allen, 35, commented on the clip: "I'm dead at the Diana one (laughing emoji)."

Yesterday (9 April) evening, she also wrote on Twitter: "Oh, Prince Philip has died."

After critics hit out at the singer over her comments regarding his death, Allen then said: "Lot of trolls and bots out tonight.

"#RIP Prince Phillip you would have loved late stage surveillance capitalism."

Slamming the entertainer over her comments, one user said: "Your [sic] trolling a dead man. Classy."

Another said: "Please stop being so unkind."

While a third added: "Disgraceful."

The sad news was announced yesterday by the Queen that Prince Philip had died at the age of 99.

Sharing the news on the Royal Family's Twitter account, Buckingham Palace said: "His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

"Further announcements will made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss."

Prime Minister Boris Johnson paid tribute and said: "He helped to steer the Royal Family and the monarchy so that it remains an institution indisputably vital to the balance and happiness of our national life."

During the course of his career as Prince Consort, Philip became known as one of the busiest members of the royal family, having completed 22,219 solo engagements since 1952.

He also gave a total of 5,496 speeches and somehow found time to write 14 books.

However, he stepped back from royal engagements in 2017 when he officially retired at 96 - joking that he was 'the world's most experienced plaque-unveiler'.

It is believed that Prince Philip's retirement from active office was not due to ill health, although he had suffered a number of health problems over the course of the last decade.

More recently, he was taken to King Edward VII Hospital in London as a precautionary measure after 'feeling unwell'.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Entertainment, Music, UK Entertainment, The Queen, Twitter, Royal Family, London