"What a beautiful breasts. Absolutely fitting her": BBC's hilarious subtitle mishap on Princess Eugenie's wedding dress
BBC made a hilarious mishap with its subtitles while they were covering Princess Eugenie's wedding to Jack Brooksbank
With Princess Eugenie's wedding in full swing, media houses found themselves rushing to cover the royal event. However, the BBC ended up making a hilarious subtitle mistake in its royal wedding coverage.
Viewers took to various social media platforms to point out the very visible mishap. The BBC was showing footage of beautiful Princess Eugenie as she stepped out of her car to walk up the steps leading to St. George's Chapel in Windsor. While guests on the Victoria Derbyshire show spoke about the bride's wedding gown, the subtitles showed the words "what a beautiful breasts" instead of the intended words "what a beautiful dress".
At the time, royal commentator and biographer Claudia Joseph, fashion stylist Alex Longmore, and journalist Poorna Bell were commentating on the events taking place at the wedding. As they discussed Princess Eugenie's Peter Pilotto gown, the subtitles showed, "What a beautiful breasts. Absolutely fitting her". The small but hilarious mishap was caught by eagle-eyed viewers who were quick to call it out.
One viewer wrote, "Either the subtitles machine is broken or BBC News are getting rather personal about Princess Eugenie". While another added, "BBC Subtitles at it again... Is Boris writing the subtitles?" A third viewer said, "The BBC's subtitles during a #RoyalWedding news report made QUITE the error".
A spokesman for BBC said: "Our live subtitling service produces accuracy levels in excess of 98% but, as with all broadcasters, there are instances - particularly during live broadcasts - when mistakes happen. On this occasion, the voice recognition subtitling software made an error". The incident comes shortly after ITV decided to provide royal wedding coverage after reports that the BBC had declined to televise Princess Eugenie's wedding to Jack Brooksbank.
As reported by the Daily Mail, despite being approached by Prince Andrew's aides, the BBC had decided to turn down the opportunity to broadcast the wedding as they did not believe enough people would tune in to watch the royal event.