A British man claiming to be “the real Prince Harry” being found dead in an Irish hotel is fake news. There is no truth to a report that a 31-year-old British man was found dead inside a hotel in Dublin, Ireland, and that the man claimed to have been “the real Prince Harry.” If the story sounds wild and crazy that is because it is just that as it is false. Rather, the story uses a couple of photographs from unrelated stories.
Where did this fake news originate? World News Daily Report published the fake news article reporting that “James Francis Alexander” who claimed to have been “the real Prince Harry” was found dead in an Irish hotel. You can read the fake news below.
Dublin, Ireland | A British man who claimed to be the “real” Prince Harry and to have been forcibly replaced as a child by an impostor, was found dead this morning in his hotel room, in the seaside town of Dun Laoghaire, near the Irish Capital.
The Garda Síochána (Irish police) was called on the site early this morning, after some neighbors complained about the smell emanating from his room.
They found the body of 31-year old, James Francis Alexander, a young British nobleman mostly known for his claim to be a member of the Royal British family.
According to the spokesman of the Irish police, Lt. Seamus O’connor, the young man had multiple bullet wounds, and the police found some signs of struggle in his room, suggesting that he was victim of a violent crime.
“The victim clearly didn’t commit suicide,” Lt. O’connor told reporters. “He was attacked by more than one assailant, probably two or three individuals, carrying pistols. The poor man didn’t stand a chance. He was hit by more than 20 bullets, probably fired by silenced weapons, since none of his neighbours heard anything. It’s too early to confirm anything, but this is probably the work of professionals.”
However, there is no truth to the above story. What is the problem with the story to make it false? Of course, there is no legitimate news coverage of such a story actually happening.
Additionally, the photo used in the fake news can originally be found here and here. The first photo is the crime scene for a man who was killed in a shooting at a weigh-in for a World Boxing Organization title fight in the Republic of Ireland. Two other men were injured in the incident at Dublin’s Regency Hotel.
As for the second photograph that is not “James Francis Alexander” but rather Matt Hicks who tried to fool ladies into believing he was Prince Harry on the horrible reality show, “I Wanna Marry “Harry.’” The series followed 12 American women who are led to believe that they are competing for the affections of Prince Harry. However, in reality the bachelor is a Prince Harry look-alike.
Finally, and most importantly, World News Daily Report carries the following disclaimer:
World News Daily Report assumes all responsibility for the satirical nature of its articles and for the fictional nature of their content. All characters appearing in the articles in this website – even those based on real people – are entirely fictional and any resemblance between them and any person, living, dead or undead, is purely a miracle.
Here are some examples of people sharing the fake news on social media.
Man claiming to be “the real Prince Harry” found dead in Irish hotel https://t.co/unXbZvWpTJ
— Ian Christy (@chpix) June 11, 2018
— Eliza Windsor (@ElizaWindso) June 10, 2018
What is this?? https://t.co/0VziOkXUzV
— LISSA. (@LISSAJOJODOLL) June 8, 2018
What if he was telling the truth?
— Alastríona (@N0m_nzl_nd) June 4, 2018
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Author: Shawn Rice