The Project roasts Sunrise host Nat Barr's 'wild' royal family blooper

Sam Taunton described the awkward moment as 'the wildest slip of the tongue you'll ever see'.

The Project panel were left stunned on Thursday evening after reacting to Sunrise host Natalie Barr’s major blunder about the British royal family on the breakfast show.

The Channel Seven star made an unfortunate gaffe while reporting about the two senior royals that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry alleged in 2021 had shared concerns about their unborn son's skin colour.

The Project's Sarah Harris / Sunrise's Nat Barr and Matt 'Shirvo' Shirvington.
The Project panel couldn’t believe Sunrise host Natalie Barr’s awkward blunder on the breakfast show. Photos: Channel 10 / Channel Seven

When introducing a clip of the moment on The Project, comedian Sam Taunton told viewers to prepare themselves for what he described as “the wildest slip of the tongue you’ll ever see”.

“While covering those members of the royal family being named as racist on Sunrise this morning, Nat mistakenly threw an extra bombshell accusation into the mix,” he said.

The Channel 10 program then aired footage of Nat saying the word ‘rapists’ instead of ‘racists’ during her live TV interview.

“So this has these two names, the two alleged rapists in this book,” she said.


Nat then paused and appeared to listen to producers in her earpiece point out her mistake, which her co-host Matt ‘Shirvo’ Shirvington also corrected her on.

“Racists, sorry,” she said before continuing.

The Project's Sam Taunton.
Sam Taunton described the moment as ‘the wildest slip of the tongue you’ll ever see’. Photos: Channel 10

'It changes everything'

Sam joked that Shirvo, a former Olympic sprinter, was “pretty slow off the mark” to help his co-host in a time of need.

Sarah Harris then chimed in to defend Nat, saying: “She’s been on air for like five hours this morning, not like an hour like us.”

Waleed Aly added that there was only one letter difference between the two words, to which Sam replied, “It’s so close, but it changes everything”.

“It means something so different,” guest panellist Jessie Stephens remarked.

British TV personality Piers Morgan set social media alight this week after he named the two senior royals Meghan and Harry had accused of racism.

The two royals had been directly named in the Dutch version of royal author Omid Scobie’s book Endgame, although he has since denied ever writing the names and the book has been pulled from shelves.

Speaking on Piers Morgan Uncensored, Piers said, “I don’t believe any racist comments were ever made by any of the royal family and until there is actual evidence of those comments I will never believe it”, before naming the alleged pair.

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