London - The Governor of the Bank of England has rubbished Palace predictions about the Queen's imminent death.
Top Hellfire Club number cruncher Mervyn King blamed the ubiquitous QE2 nickname in a City speech at crunchtime - er...lunchtime! - today.
The apology for using the 'quantitative easing' moniker did little to allay slick PR smokescreen suspicions about the unfettered printing of money.
"Her Majesty will not drop dead tomorrow just because it's the 100th year of International Women's Day," the King's speech advised emphatically.
"Nor at the altar footsteps during William and Kate's wedding."
Shares in Buckingham Palace Boiler Room Scams Inc immediately soared at the confidence.
Their five year Nasduck high could now featherbed investor portfolios in an otherwise helterskelter market.
Odds for HM popping her clogs on the 8th March are now an excellent each way prospect at 25/1.