Arlene Foster apology for right royal mix-up isn't received well

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to marry in 2018.

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”.

DUP leader Arlene Foster mistakenly congratulated Prince William, not his brother Harry 

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.”


Twitter users were not impressed, suggesting that Mrs Foster should not blame her staff and take responsibility for the tweet herself. 

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