It’s fair to say Donald Trump is no stranger to a diplomatic blunder. But the US president took it to the next level on Thursday when he got the name of Prince Charles – one of the royals who literally hosted him *two weeks ago* – completely wrong.
Indeed, he might be known as the Prince of Wales in the UK, but it seems like the US leader may have got the wrong end of the stick over Charle’s official title while he was on this side of the pond for a state visit earlier this month...
“I meet and talk to ‘foreign governments’ every day,” Trump tweeted. “I just met with the Queen of England (U.K.), the Prince of Whales, the P.M. of the United Kingdom, the P.M. of Ireland, the President of France and the President of Poland.
“We talked about ‘Everything!’ Should I immediately... call the FBI about these calls and meetings? How ridiculous! I would never be trusted again. With that being said, my full answer is rarely played by the Fake News Media. They purposely leave out the part that matters.”
It comes on the back of Trump admitting that he would accept damaging information on his opponent in the 2020 presidential campaign – even if it came from a foreign government.
Realising his mistake, the president later deleted his tweet – but still managed to refer to Her Maj’ as the “Queen of England”. (For someone who just spent three days getting to know the royal family – including a state banquet at Buckingham Palace – you think Trump might have a better handle of their titles.)
But, as you might expect, people only cared about one thing – what the Prince of Whales might look like: