Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Had to Apologize to Their Instagram Followers for This One Mistake
The royals are criticized for pretty much everything that they do. People get offended by the smallest things if it has anything to do with a royal. Though the royal family gets lots of complaints, it’s very rare that they actually take the time to apologize for anything.
What did Meghan Markle and Prince Harry apologize for?
Markle and Harry use their Instagram, not only to share images of what they are up to, but also to promote charities and uplift their followers. Earlier this week, the couple posted a quote by Maya Angelou on their page.
“Each time a women stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women,” the quote read. Unfortunately, “women” should have said “woman.”
Now, normally typos aren’t a huge deal. We are all human, we all make mistakes. But apparently, fans believe that royals should be superhuman beings who never make mistakes so people were up in arms in the comments section of the post.
Markle and Harry’s apology
The Sussex’s digital team eventually decided to take the post down and repost it with the correct wording.
“We post inspiring words like these so you can enjoy them, remember them, and share them – all the more reason to ensure they’re accurate,” they captioned the new photo. “We are reposting because of a typo in the previous quote card. Apologies for the hiccup, and many thanks to those of you who flagged it for us! We do hope you’ll keep and share these powerful words from Maya Angelou.”
Fans were quick to commend the Sussexes for acknowledging their mistake.
“Love this!” one fan commented. “And the fact you guys are willing to say you messed up and fix it instead of deleting and pretending like nothing happened!”
“Well handled,” another person wrote.
But others were more focused on the purpose of the post rather than the error.
“The message is same, typo or no,” a fan said. “People tend to lose sight of that.”
Why did Markle and Harry post the quote?
Markle and Harry love to add personal touches to their Instagram. Whenever there is a cause that touches them or a person who inspires them, they will typically post it.
“Maya Angelou was an American poet, singer, civil rights activist and was hailed as a new kind of memoirist – inspiring people around the world as one of the first African-American women who openly discussed their personal life in order to help others,” they captioned the post.
“These words, used in The Duchess’ speech on the opening day of the Southern Africa Tour in Nyanga, South Africa, surrounded by the inspiring Mbokobo girls, should always be a reminder that no matter how big or small, your voice has a purpose.”
While the original post was meant to be inspiring and show women around the world that they should always speak up for what they believe in, something as small as a typo caused the message to get a little bit lost in translation.