Viral posts on social media claim that Queen Elizabeth visited Gurudwara Saheb in Hounslow, London to appreciate the Sikh community for their services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The images were along with a caption that said, “Britain’s Queen Elizabeth Visited Gurudwara Saheb in Hounslow London. It was to thank the Sikh Community for their Services”.
A Facebook user named Guranchal Singh Sarna posted these images. Several others have also posted the images with a similar caption.
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The claim is False. As seen in the posts, the logo of “Getty Images” is visible. The website of Getty Images contains the original photos that are titled, “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh are pictured wearing head scarves during a visit to the Sikh Temple, Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, on October 15, 2004 in Hounslow, London. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh attended to open phase two of the development”.
This therefore proves that these images were not of recent times, neither did Queen Elizabeth visit Gurudwara in London to appreciate the service rendered by the Sikh community neither were these images related to the COVID-19 pandemic.