'There goes any chance of an invite' says DUP's Arlene Foster after Prince Harry engagement Twitter mix-up
DUP leader Arlene Foster has apologised for congratulating the wrong prince after the announcement of Prince Harry's forthcoming wedding to actress Meghan Markle.
After Monday's announcement there was a flurry of activity on social media with so many keen to offer the couple their congratulations. For some it was the rogue 'h' in the middle of Meghan's name which caught them out and for others it was the actual prince concerned.
Arlene Foster tweeted her congratulations to Prince William instead of Harry in a tweet.
However, within five minutes the tweet was corrected.
Earlier this year the DUP leader revealed someone else tweets on her behalf after the onslaught of abuse she received on the platform. She said she still tweeted but had taken the app off her phone.
A few hours later Arlene took to Twitter, herself this time, to apologise for the 'tweet error'.
The DUP leader said: "I stopped tweeting personally a long time ago. Genuine typo by a member of staff."
She added at the end: "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
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In a statement Mrs Foster added: "Today’s announcement is wonderful news and I want to congratulate the Royal couple, HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on this joyous occasion.
"As a nation we look forward to their Royal wedding expected in Spring 2018. From Northern Ireland we send our best wishes.”
Belfast Telegraph Digital