Arlene Foster apology for right royal mix-up isn't received well
ARLENE Foster has apologised for congratulating the wrong prince on his engagement after Prince Harry announced he is to marry US actress Meghan Markle.
In a post on the DUP leader’s Twitter account, Mrs Foster mistakenly sent her best wishes to Prince William.
“Congratulations to HRH Prince William on his engagement to Megan (sic) Markle,” she posted. “Wonderful news this morning.” The tweet was quickly deleted and replaced with her congratulations to Prince Harry and Ms Markle “on this joyous occasion”.
Mrs Foster also later posted an apology on Twitter, joking that the mistake had ended her “chance of an invite” to the wedding.
She said the tweet had been sent by a member of her staff, who had been “guilty of tweeting too fast”.
“Apologies to TRHs Princes William & Harry for tweet error on my account earlier,” she wrote.
“I stopped tweeting personally a long time ago. Genuine typo by a member of staff. Guilty of tweeting too fast. There goes any chance of an invite.”
Apologies to TRHs Princes William & Harry for tweet error on my account earlier. I stopped tweeting personally a long time ago. Genuine typo by a member of staff. Guilty of tweeting too fast. There goes any chance of an invite!! :-) AF— Arlene Foster (@DUPleader) November 27, 2017
Twitter users were not impressed, suggesting that Mrs Foster should not blame her staff and take responsibility for the tweet herself.
1) Makes the whole concept of this account redundant— David McCann (@dmcbfs) November 27, 2017
2) Never blame the staff
3) The joke at the end would've been all you needed to defuse it. It wasn't the crime of the century. https://t.co/P0cFuJrjKl
Do you ever take responsibility for anything??— Tom Gilroy (@tomgilroy33) November 27, 2017
Blame the RHI scandal on soneone else too. Passing the buck as usual.....— Colm (@cohcfc) November 27, 2017
And then the dog ate my homework.— Jim (@Dublinnewsguy) November 27, 2017
And there was no ash for the cash.
And staffer wrote my awful speech.
And But And But....
Everyone can make a mistake— Shannon Healy (@Shanslice) November 27, 2017