Was the President simply a victim of autocorrect? Wales is one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom, along with England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Or does he literally believe that Charles is the heir to the throne of a species of very large aquatic mammals?
I guess we'll never know.
Trump's tweets were an apparent response to criticism of comments he made on Sunday that he would accept information from a foreign government that was damaging to an election opponent, without reporting it to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The typo was included in a tweet where Trump aimed to challenge "fake news" about an interview he had recently given, where he told ABC news that he would listen if a foreign government offered him damaging information about political rivals in the 2020 election.
Donald Trump mistakenly referred to Prince Charles as the "Prince of Whales" in a tweet sent out on Thursday. "We talked about 'Everything!'" he wrote. Should I immediately.call the Federal Bureau of Investigation about these calls and meetings?
To be fair, he may have a point.
Apparently he was a little confused about what exactly Charles is prince of, tweeting that he met with "the Prince of Whales" while in the UK.
The tweet was deleted and replaced with the proper spelling, Prince of Wales, but Twitter users quickly ran with it, sharing memes that poked fun at the misspelling.
The President was insisting with his post that he wouldn't report damaging information passed to him by a foreign government to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but failure to report attempted interference in a USA election is illegal under campaign finance law.