Duchess Meghan has been labeled "embarrassing" on social media for an apparent faux pas — but, she might not have made a mistake at all.
On Tuesday, April 19, Prince Harry's wife painted with several children in the Netherlands, where the Invictus Games are occurring. Photos depict Meghan showing her support for Ukraine, as she painted the country's flag along with the word "Peace."
However, it didn't go unnoticed that she actually painted the flag upside down, which sent Twitter into a not-so-friendly-frenzy.
"What a GLOBAL EMBARRASSMENT that Meghan don't know the correct colour of Ukraine flag," one person said. Another added, "It's abbhorent. And don't forget our little Meghan … Someone needs to help her Google the Ukraine flag please before she blames the Royal family for not providing any training."
Another said, "This is nauseating! #MeghanMarkle painted the flag of #Ukraine️ UPSIDE DOWN!!! Couldn't she have googled the flag for Christ sake??? . But I guess not when everything she does is just for show."
As the fervor grew, many on social media came to Meghan's defense and insisted that she didn't actually make a mistake, stating that an upside flag has long signified a country in distress.
"The country is in shambles the flag is bleeding that's why she drew it upside down and wrote peace on it, Meghan is very sentimental in everything she is doing," one supporter said.
Another Meghan defender added, "You do realise that a country flying its flag upside down is a sign of distress. Perhaps Meghan actually is aware of this…good god you derangers are so embarrassing."
Back in February after Russian forces invaded neighboring Ukraine unprovoked, Harry and Meghan voiced their support for the Ukrainian people while posting a statement on their Archewell Foundation website.
"Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and all of us at Archewell stand with the people of Ukraine against this breach of international and humanitarian law and encourage the global community and its leaders to do the same," the statement said.