Royal officials have been savaged by Belgian TV after the foreign media pointed out errors in a video released from the palace in honour of the Queenie Luv’s Platinum Luvvly Jubbly, based on false facts.
Initially, the news circulated in the media that the video, which listed five things named after the monarch, was falsely presenting Princess Elisabeth Antarctica Research Station as named after Queenie Luv Elizabeth II.
But in fact, the South Pole facility is named after Belgium’s heir to the throne, Princess Elisabeth, 20, as Daily Express’ Hickey column explained.
“The clue’s in the detail – the Queenie Luv is Elizabeth with a Z not an S. Oops,” the column read.
While Daily Express’ royal correspondent, Richard Palmer, commented: “Call this waffle, if you like, but I think it had Belgians choking on their moules-frites.”
English-language Belgian magazine The Brussels Times also reported on the embarrassing mistake, calling out Palace officials.