Here’s the Mistake Buckingham Palace Made in Baby Archie’s Christening Tweet
If you’ve been on social media in the past few days, you likely saw Buckingham Palace’s tweet about baby Archie Harrison’s christening. Following the July 6 event, Buckingham Palace took to Twitter to share the details about the ceremony that went down in Queen Elizabeth’s private chapel at Windsor Castle, but the post reportedly contained an error.
What’s wrong about the tweet
It’s not the biggest deal, but there’s still a problem. According to HELLO!, the tweet misidentified Princess Diana’s sisters, Lady Jane Fellowes, and Lady Sarah McCorquodale.
The caption of a family portrait reportedly said that Lady Jane was standing beside Prince William and that Lady Sarah was next to Meghan Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland. In reality, the sisters were standing in the opposite order. The good news is that the palace eventually tweaked the caption. But it didn’t catch on until seven hours after the post was initially uploaded. Oops.
Here’s the corrected tweet:
That’s not the only thing that was “off”
Even body language experts have been kind of thrown off by the pose. Body language expert Judi James told The Daily Mail that his look is hard to “fathom.”
“William’s pose behind [Kate] looks harder to fathom out as it seems to show the prince in nightclub bouncer mode. The fig-leaf hand gesture, head tilt and rather evaluating facial expression and knowing smile all bear the hallmarks of a man who won’t let you into the venue until you produce some ID,” James explained.
She continued, “Harry’s chosen shot of his brother at his wedding did seem to make William look oddly furtive behind him, so perhaps there’s a theme emerging here. The contrast with the proudly-beaming Charles and Doria is acute, but again, it could reflect a moment of quiet, contemplative sibling pleasure for William.”
Some fans speculated that the pose ties into the rumored feud between Prince Harry and Prince William. However, James suggested that there may be other photos showing Prince William with a different attitude. After all, reports say that the brothers are better than ever, especially after Archie’s arrival.
The event was an “intimate” celebration
Roughly 25 family members and friends attended the two-month-old’s christening “in a small private ceremony” at Windsor Castle. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby officiated the event, baptizing Archie in the Lily Font with water from the River Jordan.
His parents later released a sweet photo of Archie and a message thanking the public for its service. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are so happy to share the joy of this day with members of the public who have been incredibly supportive since the birth of their son,” the Instagram caption reads.
“They thank you for your kindness in welcoming their first born and celebrating this special moment,” the message continued.
As for that post? It appears to be error-free.