Buckingham Palace Accidentally Made a Mistake in Archie's Christening Announcement

Buckingham Palace tweeted out all the details of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's son's christening, but the original tweet mislabeled Princess Diana's two sisters, Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale.

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OOPS. Buckingham Palace tweeted out all the details of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's son's christening on July 6, but according to HELLO!, the original tweet mislabeled Princess Diana's two sisters, Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale. It wasn't a huge snafu—it just listed the two sisters as each other—but they still had to delete the original tweet at 1 a.m. that night (maybe in the hopes no one would notice?) so they could tweet the right order. 

Also, apparently Clarence House did something similar—proof that Prince Charles probably isn't the one doing the tweeting, as he wouldn't make that mistake. Apparently he dated Lady Sarah (!!), so I wonder if the christening was insanely awkward or if everyone's over it by now... I wonder if the same person who runs Clarence House social media runs Buckingham Palace's social media too?

The post that got the most attention—i.e., the post from the official Sussex Royal account—didn't actually label the two sisters, so luckily there wasn't anything to fix:

This is the corrected tweet from Buckingham Palace (it looks like the original one was deleted):

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But it looks like Clarence House may have left its tweet as-is, although (to be fair) it doesn't go left to right as with the Royal Family's tweet, just simply identified who was in the photo in general. Still, fans noticed, and commented underneath the tweet:

[twitter align='center' id='1147531996677189632' username='ClarenceHouse']https://twitter.com/ClarenceHouse/status/1147531996677189632[/twitter]

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Considering the number of tweets I have to delete because of misspellings and various other mistakes, I get it. Tweeting and deleting happens to the best of us! Still, I giggled a little bit. 

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Katherine J Igoe
Katherine J Igoe

Katherine’s a Boston-based contributing editor at Marie Claire online who covers celebrity, fashion, entertainment, and lifestyle—from “The Bachelor” to Everlane to Meghan Markle. She also edits the Couples + Money series, so she’s always looking for volunteers at couples.money@hearst.com. Igoe: “I go to the store,” not “Her huge ego".