Royal Family fans and supporters are angered by CNN’s London-based correspondent for referring to Prince William and Kate Middleton as “the two royals”. CNN’s Scott McLean received even more ire for calling Prince Harry and Meghan Markle by name. The blunder was made on Saturday while McLean was reporting live from outside Windsor Castle as the royal brothers and their wives were doing a walkabout and thanking the crowd that had gathered to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth.

Viewers who took notice of the slip quickly made their way to social media blasting the Canadian-born broadcaster for his disrespect when he uttered his spiels. “You can see Harry get out first and then you saw Meghan and then the other two royals as well,” McLean had said on air.

In one tweet, a user sarcastically corrected the statement. “The other two royals, being the heir to the throne and his wife the Princess of Wales, who will be Queen.” Another user tweeted saying how disrespectful it was.

Being an American-based network, some pointed out an agenda from CNN that they claim had been obvious for the past months. Others have even hinted at clear biased reporting with detractors associating the network with left-leaning viewpoints, New York Post reported.

While many have been irked by McLean’s slip-up, others came to the reporter's defense and said that he likely did not intend to make any such offense, citing how American media are more casual and “unserious” in their ways. “He wasn't even trying to be petty. As far as he's concerned, he's done nothing wrong,” the post read.

While royal sources said William had indeed tried to bury the hatchet by inviting his younger brother Harry and his wife to join him in the walkabout, this gesture was said to clearly have come following a  prior phone call between him and his father King Charles. The olive branch from the King was seemingly extended to Harry two days after the newly proclaimed King allegedly banned Meghan from visiting the Queen on her deathbed.

A spokesperson from Kensington Palace said the Prince of Wales invited the Sussexes for the walkabout but the brothers required prior extensive negotiations which caused them a 45-minute delay.

Kate, William, Harry and Meghan Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on the long Walk at Windsor Castle on September 10, 2022 in Windsor, England. Crowds have gathered and tributes left at the gates of Windsor Castle to Queen Elizabeth II, who died at Balmoral Castle on 8 September, 2022. Photo by Kirsty O'Connor - WPA Pool/Getty Images