Speculation in the Great Britain is mounting that Prince Phillip, The Duke of Edinburgh and husband of the Queen missed the sovereign's Diamond Jubilee celebrations because he has contracted the Zombie virus which has now infected over 2,000,000 worldwide.
Unconfirmed reports suggest that Phillip, hours before the festivities began, attacked a royal footman, biting into his ankle while foaming at the mouth. Appearing to gain extra human strength, the 91 year old prince had to be subdued by both Princes William and Harry, his sons Andrew and Charles and visiting former rugby legend Bill Beaumont who was luckily at Buckingham Palace quoting for a painting and decorating job.
He was finally restrained after Ross Kemp and his brother Phil Mitchell, who were at the palace selling jellied eels and fake car taxes, floored the Prince with a head butt and left hook to the chin.
Some are linking Philip's outbreak to a recent visit to Lagos where he shook hands with many Nigerians who could be the source of the virus.
It has also been suggested that His Highness could have contracted the disease while in Miami. Unconfirmed reports place him at a South Beach MacDonald's hours before the now infamous first outbreak.
As a precaution the Palace has now been sealed off and security increased. Suggs, the lead singer of Madness, who had been squatting in the Palace's attic since Monday, has also been quarantined.