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George Galloway claims ‘something rotten' inside palace amid Charles and Kate health issues

George Galloway was elected MP for Rochdale at the start of March. (PA)
George Galloway was elected MP for Rochdale at the start of March. (PA)

George Galloway has weighed in on the online speculation surrounding Charles’s health and the ongoing absence from public life of the Princess of Wales, demanding the royals reveal more information about the pair’s health troubles.

The recently elected Workers Party of Britain MP for Rochdale used his Mother Of All Talk Shows programme on YouTube to claim “something rotten is going on inside Buckingham Palace, inside Windsor Castle, inside Sandringham". It was broadcast to his 390,000 subscribers on Wednesday and has been viewed 46,000 times.

“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark” is a phrase often used to describe corruption or a situation in which something is wrong. It is spoken in Act 1 of Shakespeare’s Hamlet

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The Princess of Wales was last seen on Christmas Day. (PA)
The Princess of Wales was last seen on Christmas Day. (PA)

Kate has not been seen at an official public event since Christmas Day, some three weeks before she was admitted to hospital for abdominal surgery on 16 January.

Concern grew over her health after the Prince of Wales pulled out of attending a memorial service at Windsor Castle for one of his godfathers due to a “personal matter” on 27 February.

On Mother's Day, unfounded speculation and conspiracy theories about Kate went into overdrive when Kensington Palace published a doctored image of her and her children.

The Mother's Day photo has become a PR nightmare for the Royal Family. (PA)
The Mother's Day photo has become a PR nightmare for the Royal Family. (PA)

Kate has apologised for making what she described as “minor alterations” to the picture. But the release of the photo has been seen as a PR disaster for the Royal Family who have so far refused to release the unedited image.

Galloway’s comments reflect much of what is being said on social media but, coming from an elected MP - albeit a controversial one - are likely to carry more weight and propel these rumours still further.

Galloway, who is a self-confessed republican, said he and other British taxpayers and “subjects” had a right to know more information about senior royals.

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“What's happened to Kate?” the 69-year-old asked. “I want to know what's happened to the next queen of the United Kingdom and the mother of the next-but-one king of the United Kingdom.

“I have a right to know. Not only am I a subject… we have to pay a king's ransom for these people in order for them to rule over us.”

Spreading unfounded speculation about the picture, Galloway said: “Now they haven’t told us which parts of the picture were photoshopped but it's a fair guess that it was Kate that was photoshopped. Perhaps she's not looking that well. Perhaps she wasn't even there.”

Turning to the ongoing health issues of King Charles, Galloway said he had "the right to know" about the health of the king after it was revealed he had been diagnosed with an undisclosed form of cancer in February.

George Galloway noted he had to swear allegiance to the King in order to take a seat in the House of Commons. (PA)
George Galloway noted he had to swear allegiance to the King in order to take a seat in the House of Commons. (PA)

In a minutes’ long speech, Galloway said: “I’m absolutely sure that there's something we are not being told about the health of the head of state.

“If he was just an ordinary guy it would be none of my business. But why don't we know what kind of cancer the head state of Britain has, because then we might be able to evaluate whether he's going to last another six weeks or could last six, 10, 16, 20 years.

“We have a right to know that. He's the head of state. I'm an elected member of King Charles's parliament, it's actually called his parliament. If I don't swear allegiance to him I will not be allowed to sit down in the parliament, even if everybody in Rochdale had voted for me.”

Yahoo News UK has approached Kensington Palace and Buckingham Palace for comment.

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