- A fake Twitter account for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex has posted a photo that it claims is of baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
- Several people were fooled, including news organisation LBC, which tweeted out the photo.
- However, as pointed out by Buzzfeed journalist Elizabeth Pears, is not of baby Archie. In fact, the baby belongs to the fitness model Bella Kraus.
- Among sussexroyal’s other fake tweets are a birth announcement and a post from April that says “Welcome to our official Twitter account.”
- But Harry and Meghan do not, in fact, have a Twitter account.
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Think you know what baby Archie looks like? Are you sure? Because a photo posted online claiming to be a new image released by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex isn’t all it appears.
The Twitter account @sussexroyal19 has about 13,000 followers and posts updates about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s life. But it’s a fake.
Today, it fooled a few people, including the news organisation LBC, when it published a photo of a baby with the caption “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex hope everyone enjoys these new photo of Archie as much as they do.”
The photo, as pointed out by Buzzfeed journalist Elizabeth Pears, is not of baby Archie. In fact, the baby belongs to the fitness model Bella Kraus.
I regret to inform @lbcbreaking that this is *not* Baby Archie Windsor. Your source is *not* a verified Sussex Royal Twitter. And the baby belongs to fitness model Bella Kraus ???? pic.twitter.com/hLnS5BwLAH
— Elizabeth Pears ???????? (@BizPears) June 15, 2019
But before Pears pointed out that the photo was fake, several people thought it showed Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor himself.
“Awwww look at my Prince sooooo cute,” wrote one person. “He’s adorable,” posted another.
Not everyone was fooled, however.
“It’s a great picture and the most beautiful baby, but the Royals would never use that green wrap and the style of the shot is just all wrong,” one person tweeted. “I am sure when we see a picture his loving parents will be holding him? Still what a cute baby.”
Among sussexroyal’s other fake tweets are a birth announcement and a post from April that says “Welcome to our official Twitter account.” Harry and Meghan do not, in fact, have a Twitter account.
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