Kensington Palace's awkward gaffe in Kate Middleton and Prince William's Sweden news upsets royal fans – as Queen advertises for Twitter 'assistant'

Posted on Jan 31 2018 - 3:51pm by admin

epa06486457 Prince William (R), the Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel pose for photographers prior to a dinner at the British ambassdor's residence in Stockholm, Sweden, 30 January 2018. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were introduced to the sport bandy on their four-day royal visit to Sweden and Norway. EPA/Claudio Bresciani SWEDEN OUT06486457.jpgPrince William Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Kensington Palace made an awkward gaffe online during Kate Middleton and Prince William’s visit to Sweden’s Prime Minister and his wife.

The official twitter account for the royal family threatened to ruin diplomacy efforts when a picture was shared of the foursome’s meeting and a glaring error was left in the photo’s caption.

Eagle-eyed royal observers flocked to point out an obvious typo in one of the royal host’s names.

Kate Middleton wears Swedish colours in Erdem dress during royal tourKate Middleton and Sweden’s prime minister [Kensington Palace/Twitter]

The person employed to look after their social media, captioned the image: “The Duke and Duchess meet Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and his wife Sulla Löfven #RoyalVisitSweden”

Unfortunately for them, it soon became clear that Stefan’s wife is called Ulla.

People online couldn’t wait to correct the royal family.

Kensington Palace was reprimanded by fans online [Kensington Palace/Twitter]

One simply pointed out: “Her name is Ulla.”

Another annoyed follower said: “Embarrassing. You should have proofread the tweet before you published it. Her name is Ulla.”

The tweet was swiftly deleted by Kensington Palace.

Kate Middleton wears Swedish colours in Erdem dress during royal tourKate Middleton and Prince William visited the Swedish Prime Minister and royal family [Kensington Palace/Twitter]

Last year, it was revealed the Queen was searching for a new social media manager. A job advertisement was placed on Buckingham Palace’s official website seeking a digital communications office, with the role based at the palace in central London offering a starting salary of £30,000 per annum.

The position was for 12 months, finishing in February 2018, and another advert has since been placed on LinkedIn for an in-house Communications Assistant.

The job advert on LinkedIn says: “Although based primarily at Buckingham Palace, you’ll also travel in the UK or overseas to support important visits and engagements. The reaction to our work is always high-profile, and so reputation and impact will be at the forefront of all that you do. Whether covering a state visit, award ceremony or Royal engagement, you’ll make sure our communications consistently spark interest and reach a range of audiences. This is your opportunity to develop your career.”

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