Prince Harry and Meghan Markle forced to apologise after online gaffe

Holly Hales
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Meghan and Harry have made a public apology on Instagram. Photo: Getty

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been forced to publicly apologise after committing a fairly basic blunder in their latest Instagram post.

The back-peddle came less than 24 hours after a initial spelling error was made as part of a Maya Angelou quote posted to the pair’s profile online.

“Each time a women [sic] stands up for herself without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women,” Maya’s quote read.

Royals’ re-do

Instead of saying ‘woman’, the graphic read ‘women’, leading fans to quickly point out the duke and duchess’ error, despite the fact they likely weren’t behind the screen themselves.

An updated version of the text was eventually penned on Wednesday, along with an apology from the ‘Sussex Digital Team’.

“We post inspiring words like these so you can enjoy them, remember them, and share them - all the more reason to ensure they’re accurate. We are reposting because of a typo in the previous quote card,” the post read.

“Apologies for the hiccup, and many thanks to those of you who flagged it for us! We do hope you’ll keep and share these powerful words from Maya Angelou.”

Followers react

Fans were also quick to respond to the couple’s back-peddle, but were divided on the need for the royals to apologise.

“People need to chill out. People make mistakes, even royals. The message is the same, spelling error or not,” one follower wrote.

“Definitely worth sharing AGAIN! But we all understood very well the first time,” quipped another.

But Harry and Meghan aren’t the only royals who have occasionally put a foot wrong when it comes to social media.

In fact, just last month Prince William and Kate Middleton’s account committed a similar gaffe when an Instagram story accidentally words “when we” twice in a row.

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