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OK! magazine criticised for branding Wales a ‘region’ in royal visit coverage

02 Mar 2022 2 minutes Read
Kate Middleton. By Northern Ireland Office (CC 2.0)

OK! magazine has been criticised for branding Wales a “region” in its coverage of a royal visit.

The weekly British publication, which focuses on celebrity and royal news, incorrectly labelled the country in its description of a visit by Kate Middleton and Prince William to mark St David’s Day yesterday.

In its coverage, the magazine said: “The purpose for the trip today, Tuesday 1 March, is to celebrate the region’s culture as it marks St David’s Day.

“Kate, 40, was all smiles at Pant Farm near Abergavenny where the mum-of-three wore a khaki green jacket paired with a bold red scarf, complete with a daffodil pin.”

The incorrect description of Wales as a region did not go down very well.

Niki Jones said: “In your incessant need to report the pointless actions of the leaches that is the British Monarchy, you fail to get your facts right. Cymru is a ‘country’! Try calling any other country a ‘region’! Go on, I dare you.”

Sian Parry said: “Wales isn’t a region, it’s a country!! Get your facts straight.”

Howard Huws said: “It’s a country, not a region, and no-one gives a fart about the Duke & Duchess of … who are these people, anyway? Who’s paying them? What do they actually do?”.

Another person said: “I think you misspelt ‘country’?”


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Malcolmrj
Malcolmrj
2 months ago

Another member of the BUTCHER’S APRON club say no more

GW Atkinson
GW Atkinson
2 months ago

That makes their country a region then.

Gareth Plas
Gareth Plas
2 months ago

How quaint, and soon she will be the Princess of the region…super!

arthur owen
2 months ago

Terrible news,a well known international journal of record calls Wales ‘a region’.Man(person) the barricades,or decide that some stories are not important enough Nation.Cymru.

Jack Bryn
Jack Bryn
2 months ago

Back to those old days when John Redwood always referred to us as a “region”. Remember that publications like OK! tend to cut-and-paste press releases from the enormous Windsor Family PR machine. Like No. 10’s press release yesterday, it clearly indicates how very, very little importance our nation has to the Brit Establishment.

Fiynunig
Fiynunig
2 months ago

Just over 100 years ago, Ireland would have been referred to as a ‘region’ then would it? This ‘one nation’ mindset takes no account of the ‘four NATIONS’ covid rules coverage for instance or indeed the ‘six NATIONS’ rugby tournament. The clues are everywhere. We have a NATIONAL Parliament, language, identity, border, capital city, stadium, anthem, flag, sporting teams and individuals etc etc etc yes NATIONAL as in pertaining to a country but still the blatant hints go unnoticed and we are a mere ‘region’. I’m not a religious person but I live in hope that God will enlighten the… Read more »

hdavies15
hdavies15
2 months ago

Useless mag covers Thick Couple on pointless tour. They probably have maps of the world with all the old colonies done up in Brit red. Tiresome diversion from the real issues of the day.

Gareth David Edwards
Gareth David Edwards
2 months ago
Reply to  hdavies15

But it is the wider picture that needs to be considered. Our nation is under constant attack from cultural forces that essentially do not want us to exist. Complacency will lead Wales to become West f*&^&*g Anglia if we are weak and complacent.

Richard
Richard
2 months ago

A West Anglian Tour 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧 ?

Gareth David Edwards
Gareth David Edwards
2 months ago

Just another historical example of the squeaky farting saesneg loving their Lebensraum

Last edited 2 months ago by Gareth David Edwards

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