Daily Telegraph Accidentally Insults Entire Royal Family

Today's Daily Telegraph cover

It should be a fundamental law of newspapers, if you’re going to run a story with a headline about witches, you should check there isn’t a photograph of three women nearby that could cause hilarity and confusion. Three is the optimum number for witches, as any Shakespeare fan can tell you.

This is the front page of today’s Daily Telegraph. It is remarkable not only in that there’s an amusing juxtaposition between the lead image and the lead headline (which do not refer to the same story, I should probably make that clear), but also in that, if you’re going to call three women witches by accident, you may as well go the whole hog and make those women three generations of the Royal Family.

Outstanding work, the Daily Telegraph.

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2. He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage. Fraser invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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