It appears that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex aren't the only ones who are tired! Their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor made his debut earlier this week. Everyone has been waiting on pins and needles for the arrival of the latest royal. And usually that means that people are up around the clock. Because we know that babies don't always come at the most opportune time. That's why it's pretty funny that the official royal family website made a typo, announcing that Archie was the child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge instead of Sussex.
Of course, the typo was quickly corrected, with baby Archie being attributed to the right set of parents. We're sure the person typing the press release knew who his parents are, but hey. Sometimes typos happen to even the most diligent people. Omid Scoobie, who is a royal commentator for multiple news outlets makes an excellent point.
"I think I speak for all of us who have been working on the Baby Sussex Story when I say that mistakes happen to the best of us when we’re tired!" he said in a tweet with a screenshot of the typo.
I think I speak for all of us who have been working on the Baby Sussex Story when I say that mistakes happen to the best of us when we’re tired! pic.twitter.com/0pSqHJEdlt— Omid Scobie (@scobie) May 8, 2019
Some people may try to read into the typo for a deeper meaning. But there likely isn't one other than there was no proofreader around. Anyone who keeps up with the royals knows that protocol is a big thing. There are protocols in place for everything: travel, dressing, and certainly announcing news. Maybe there is a format for royal birth announcements. No one would be surprised if there was. As far as we can remember, there hasn't been a baby born to the family since Prince Louis last year.
PLOT TWIST!!!— Heather & Jessica (@fuggirls) May 8, 2019
It wouldn't be surprising if the post on the website was taken from a template used for Prince Louis. And then the details were changed and maybe small tweaks were made. If that's the case, then Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were probably already there. But the person writing the post was clearly in a hurry and wrote the wrong names. Either way, the only thing we can do is laugh. Surely Harry and Meghan (and probably William and Kate) got a good laugh out it.