Prince Andrew wishes WRONG daughter happy birthday in Twitter blunder


PRINCE Andrew wished the wrong daughter a happy birthday in an awkward Twitter gaffe yesterday.

The Duke of York attempted to give his wishes to eldest daughter Princess Beatrice as she turned 31 on Thursday.

He posted a message on Twitter which read: “Happy Birthday Princess Beatrice, Thank you to everyone for the lovely birthday wishes!”

The Duke also added four pictures to the tweet – only they were of the wrong daughter.

The wrong snaps were of his other daughter Princess Eugenie – including one of her on her wedding day.

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A RIGHT ROYAL GAFFE: Prince Andrew wished the wrong daughter a happy birthday (Pic: GETTY/TWITTER)

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OOPS! Andrew posted pictures of his eldest daughter Princess Eugenie in his birthday message (Pic: GETTY)

Eugenie’s birthday is not until next year on March 23, and she is currently 29-years-old.

Royal staff quickly spotted the blunder on HRH’s official Twitter account and removed it.

The message was soon replaced by four pictures of the right daughter.

But the gaffe didn’t go unnoticed by eagle-eyed royal fans, with some screenshotting the original tweet before it was deleted.

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PICTURED: The four pictures in Andrew’s birthday message for Beatrice were of Eugenie (Pic: TWITTER)

Prince Andrew's tweet

CORRECTED: Royal staff quickly noticed the blunder and the tweet was deleted and corrected (Pic: TWITTER)

One uploaded the unfortunate tweet and wrote the caption: “Emmm this is a wee bit awkward?!?!”

Another joked: “I never know who is Eugenie and who is Beatrice – thank god I’m not alone and their dad have the same problem.”

Both Prince Andrew and mum Sarah Ferguson, 59, also posted sweet tributes on Instagram for their first born.

Princess Eugenie and Beatrice

WHO’S WHO? Beatrice (right) celebrated her birthday, not Eugenie (left) (Pic: GETTY)

Fergie shared snaps from the York family album, and referred to her as “dearest Beatrice”.

Both Beatrice and Eugenie were born in London’s Portmore Hospital.

This is the same hospital that saw the birth of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.


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