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Today fans vow to boycott ‘disgraceful’ show after weekend hosts call key Royal family member by the wrong name

FANS have ripped The Today Show after the weekend hosts referred to a Royal family member by the incorrect title.

On Friday night, King Charles announced that his son William and Kate, previously the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge, will now be known as the Prince and Princess of Wales.

The Today Show anchors referred to Kate by her maiden name

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The Today Show anchors referred to Kate by her maiden nameCredit: NBC
Fans slammed the hosts as the Princess of Wales has been married for over a decade

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Fans slammed the hosts as the Princess of Wales has been married for over a decadeCredit: Getty

But on Saturday morning’s episode of The Today Show, the weekend hosts referred to the newly-instated Princess as “Kate Middleton.”

“We are back on a Saturday morning with more on the changing monarchy with King Charles announcing his wife as Queen consort and his daughter-in-law Kate as the Princess of Wales,” co-anchor Peter Alexander revealed.

The morning news show shared the clip on Twitter alongside the caption: “King Charles III’s wife Camilla is officially queen consort. Prince William’s wife Kate Middleton is now Princess of Wales.”

Fans were shocked by the use of Kate’s maiden name, as she has been Kate, Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge since her marriage to the prince over a decade ago.

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FAN BACKLASH

Several took to the comments to slam The Today Show for using the incorrect title, threatening to boycott the morning program for their inaccuracy.

“Your post / video are an embarrassment for your whole profession. You call that journalism? A one minute google research provides people with better knowledge. Utterly disgraceful,” one ranted.

“Agree. Pointless even watching. Think im gonna start to boycott this show unless they amp up their game and deliver some actual news,” a second complained.

“Neither Kate (given name Catherine) nor Middleton for over 11 YEARS!” another reminded alongside a meme reading: “Wake up!”

A fourth demanded: “Stop calling her Kate Middleton!” while a fifth agreed: “They need new anchors, so uninformed!”

NEW CHAPTER

On Friday, King Charles revealed Prince William and his wife Kate’s official new titles.

Speaking in his first public address as King, he said he was naming his son and heir, William, the Prince of Wales.

The King claimed he knew his son and his wife would “continue to inspire” in their new roles.

Charles said: “As my Heir, William now assumes the Scottish titles which have meant so much to me.

“He succeeds me as Duke of Cornwall and takes on the responsibilities for the Duchy of Cornwall which I have undertaken for more than five decades.

“With Catherine beside him, our new Prince and Princess of Wales will, I know, continue to inspire and lead our national conversations, helping to bring the marginal to the center ground where vital help can be given.”

KING CHARLES III

Charles automatically became King after Her Majesty’s passing at Balmoral on Thursday.

But he will be formally proclaimed monarch at a historic Accession Council meeting at St James’ Palace on Saturday.

The monarch also opened up about his “personal grief” and vowed to renew his mother’s promise of a “lifelong service” in his speech.

He added this is also a “time of change for my family”.

Royal officials confirmed His Majesty would from now on be known as King Charles III, having been known as the Prince of Wales since 1948.

TITLE CHANGE

Kate has adopted Camilla’s title, the Duchess of Cornwall, while Camilla has become Queen Consort.

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William and Kate updated their social media profiles to reflect the update on Friday, changing their names to the “Prince and Princess of Wales” online.

They will now also go by the titles given to Princess Diana when she married Charles in 1981.

Charles gave his first speech as King

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Charles gave his first speech as King
He named his son William and daughter-in-law Kate as the Prince and Princess of Wales

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He named his son William and daughter-in-law Kate as the Prince and Princess of WalesCredit: AP
The title was previously held by William's mother, Princess Diana

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The title was previously held by William’s mother, Princess DianaCredit: Getty

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