Does This Video Show Queen Elizabeth II Throwing Grains at Starving Children?

This video claiming to show the queen scattering grains on the ground after what is said to be starving children has been circulating online since Queen Elizabeth was announced dead on September 8, 2022. The claim was shared here, here, and here.

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Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning British monarch died in her Balmoral Castle, Scotland, on September 8, 2022. The Queen has been the leader of the Commonwealth for 70 years since she ascended the throne in 1952. Commonwealth of Nations is a political association that holds 56 countries, most of which are former British colonies.


The original video is titled ‘Enfants Annamites which translates to Annamite children. It was filmed in Vietnam in 1900 by Gabriel Veyre, a photographer for the Cinématographe Lumière in the French Indochina colonies which include Vietnam and Cambodia, for showcasing at the 1900 Paris Exposition.

The video shows two French white women throwing coins at Annamese children. Credits at the beginning of the original footage as posted on Wikipedia Commons in October 2015 caption it as: “Annamese children gathering coins in front of a pagoda”. A pagoda is a tiered tower synonymous with Asian cultures. See screengrab below


Claims of a video allegedly showing Queen Elizabeth II throwing grains at starving African children are FALSE.

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