One of the major perks of being a celebrity is that, typically, you don’t have to run your own social media. There are full-time jobs dedicated to tweeting, posting and responding on behalf of a celebrity employer — and even so, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Instagram typos are somehow considered the Sussex royals’ fault. According to royal expert Melanie Bromley, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s official Instagram account has suffered a few errors in grammar and punctuation. The Mirror suggests that this could be Meghan’s fault.
Some have posited that Meghan was running the Sussex royals’ Instagram due to the use of American spellings and emojis (uncharacteristic for official royal accounts). These could all be the result of hiring an American social media manager or a social media professional who has been trained on replicating the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s more informal, American-ized style of speech. No one had suggested that they believed Meghan was behind the account because it contained more errors than usual — until now. “If Meghan is behind the couple’s account,” The Sun writes, “then it’s more likely that very common errors will occur, what with a newborn to look after.” And yet, their typo complaints date back to long before Archie was born.
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Today is #earthday – an opportunity to learn about, celebrate and continue to safeguard our planet, our home. The above, Their Royal Highnesses in Rotorua, New Zealand. Of the 170 different species originally planted in the early 1900’s, only a handful of species, including these majestic Redwoods, remain today. Next, we invite you to scroll through a series of 8 photos taken by The Duke of Sussex©️DOS sharing his environmental POV including: Africa’s Unicorn, the rhino. These magnificent animals have survived ice ages and giant crocodiles, amongst other things! They have adapted to earth’s changing climate continually for over 30 million years. Yet here we are in 2019 where their biggest threat is us. A critical ecosystem, Botswana’s Okavango Delta sustains millions of people and an abundance of wildlife. Huge bush fires, predominantly started by humans, are altering the entire river system; the ash kills the fish as the flood comes in and the trees that don’t burn become next year’s kindling. Desert lions are critically endangered due partly to human wildlife conflict, habitat encroachment and climate change. 96% of mammals on our 🌍 are either livestock or humans, meaning only 4% remaining are wild animals. Orca and Humpback whale populations are recovering in Norway thanks to the protection of their fisheries. Proof that fishing sustainably can benefit us all. Roughly 3/4 of Guyana is forested, its forests are highly diverse with 1,263 known species of wildlife and 6,409 species of plants. Many countries continue to try and deforest there for the global demand for timber. We all now know the damage plastics are causing to our oceans. Micro plastics are also ending up in our food source, creating not just environmental problems for our planet but medical problems for ourselves too. When a fenced area passes its carrying capacity for elephants, they start to encroach into farmland causing havoc for communities. Here @AfricanParksNetwork relocated 500 Elephants to another park within Malawi to reduce the pressure on human wildlife conflict and create more dispersed tourism. Every one of us can make a difference, not just today but every day. #earthday
One of the mistakes that left Bromley “cringing” was included in the original version of the post above, for Earth Day. Apparently, the first version read “not just today but everyday” in the final line — as opposed to the current, correct version, which reads “every day,” spelled as two words instead. Bromley told E! News that “there is a website that points [errors] out every single time they post,” with other examples including taking down and re-posting an image of baby Archie to correct a repeated sentence in the caption.
Frankly, these errors are not shocking from a royal Instagram account. The royal family is not known as particularly tech-savvy, and has only recently made the push to be more involved and present on social media. The Kardashians, in contrast, have been posting multiple times a day for years — and even their posts are not completely error-free. Whoever is actually behind these captions, let’s cut them a break and not waste a single further second speculating that the Sussex Instagram account is suffering because Meghan herself is too sleep-deprived to use proper grammar. Of all the insulting theories on Meghan’s possible misconduct, this one is particularly worth ignoring.