Here's how the Clarence House Twitter handle left social media users confused

The Asian Age.  | Ayub Dawood

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Twitterati were confused over Prince Harry being addressed as Prince Henry in a document announcing the engagement.

Harry is a diminutive for many people named Henry (Photo: Twitter/AFP)

After being in the news for months, Britain’s younger Prince Harry and American actress Megan Markle are all set to tie the knot. A tweet from Clarence House’s official Twitter handle announced their engagement on social media.


But while most are celebrating, there were many who were left confused as the document addressed the prince as ‘His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales’.



As people were wondering if the official handle of Clarence House had made a mistake, many pointed out that this was actually Prince Harry’s real name.



One user mentioned how Harry is used as a diminutive for many other people named Henry and not just the prince.



Born in 1984, the younger son of Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales was christened Henry but has always been known to the world as Harry.

His fiancée Meghan Markle is an actress who shot to fame with legal drama suits and was married to producer Trevor Engelson till they separated in 2013. Born to a Caucasian father and African American mother, Meghan is of mixed heritage.