The Royal Family Accidentally Introduced Archie as Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Son

Seems like the entire royal family could use a little R&R after a highly eventful week (and just think, it's only Thursday).

After Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced the name of Baby Sussex (hi, Archie Harrison!), Buckingham Palace went about its standard practice of updating the royal website with his moniker and lineage. But in doing so, they made one kinda, sorta major oops with the information.

The website read, "Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born at 05:26 on Monday 6th May. He is the first child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and is seventh in line to the thone."

…Um, whoops. We all know that Archie is the first child of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. They were probably just so excited when they wrote the announcement that it slipped their minds—happens to the best of us. It's since been corrected to Sussex.

Of course Twitter had a field day with the gaffe. Jokes ranged from “PLOT TWIST!” to “has anyone informed the Cambridges? I have a funny feeling they don't know.” Keep ’em coming, guys.

Of course, all this joking has us wondering: Will the Cambridges have a fourth child? The idea has been officially planted.

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