Palace rushes to delete royal family's Twitter blunder
Royal fans have been left in stitches after a blunder saw a tweet from the official royal page swiftly deleted within six minutes.
The Twitter page of the royal family is usually reserved for news of The Firm, mainly photos of official visits or statements from Her Majesty.
However, yesterday, someone from the Queen’s social media team accidentally Tweeted out a simple “Thanks” to all 4.3 million followers.
Within six minutes the tweet was deleted from the account, but not before it was liked over 1,200 times and retweeted nearly 600 times.
"Errr...eh?" one person commented on the tweet.
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Another person said: "You're welcome”, while another person seemed to think the royals were referring to Taylor Swift’s news that she is releasing a new album.
"To Taylor Swift for singlehandedly saving 2020,” they wrote.
After it was deleted another person commented online saying: “They should have left it up”.
From the organisations, people, and initiatives we visited to pass on the nation's thanks, to those who stopped to wave as the #RoyalTrainTour passed by, thank you to everyone we met along the way!
Aerial footage courtesy of Network Rail pic.twitter.com/FYcQzVpDmv
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) December 10, 2020
A little while later it seemed the intended post was made live, with a video showing Prince William and Kate Middleton alongside the caption: “From the organisations, people, and initiatives we visited to pass on the nation's thanks, to those who stopped to wave as the #RoyalTrainTour passed by, thank you to everyone we met along the way.”
The royal family engage with a huge number of their fans through their social media accounts.
Kate Middleton and Prince William have over 12 million followers on Instagram, while Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had over 10 million followers before they were forced to put a stop posting from their Sussex Royal account in March when they stepped down from their roles as senior royals.
The royals use their social media pages to release new photos of their families, share behind-the-scenes details from royal tours and make official announcements.
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