Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s team have publicly apologised for their Instagram blunder

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are some of the most active royal family members on social media, sharing behind-the-scenes snaps of tours and events, sweet tributes to each other and shining a light on charities and organisations close to their hearts.

This week however it was an inspirational quote one the couple’s social media feed that made headline news.

It wasn’t the empowering message however that got everyone talking about the Maya Angelou quote, but instead a glaring typo that eagle-eyed royal fans were quick to point out.

The quote in question reads ‘Each time a women stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.’

It was corrected however by followers, as the first ‘women’ should actually be ‘woman’ - something that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s social media team quickly apologised for.

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‘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,’ read the original caption. ‘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.’

Adding a few apologetic words to the end, the post read: ’We post inspiring words like these so you can enjoy them, remember them, and share them – all the more reason to ensure they're all accurate. 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. – The Sussex Digital Team.’

Well, that’s that.

Jenny Proudfoot
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