Downing Street hastily removes Instagram post about Northern Ireland using Irish tricolour

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Can you spot the difference? (Picture : Instagram/No.10 Downing Street)

The culture of Northern Ireland was celebrated on Sunday at a reception in 10 Downing Street.

Businesses from across the country were able to showcase the best of the country’s produce with photos and a caption posted to Instagram.

But you’d be forgiven for not noticing a hasty edit made by 10 Downing Street once the post about the event had been published.

The original post showed an emoji of the flag of the Republic of Ireland after the post, an obvious mistake considering the culture of Northern Ireland was being celebrated.

It has no official status in Northern Ireland, although it is used by many Irish nationalists.

The second post reads exactly the same as the first post, and even features the same photo.

It reads: ‘Yesterday we celebrated the culture of Northern Ireland with a reception in Downing Street.

‘Businesses from across Northern Ireland arrived to showcase some of the best produce the country has to offer.’

The Instagram post as shown before the edit (Picture: No.10 Downing Street)

The post was then hastily edited (Picture: No.10 Downing Street)

Except this time after the word ‘offer’ the Republic of Ireland flag is mysteriously gone.

But people across social media were quick to spot the mistake and immediately started cracking jokes.

Brian Flanagan tweeted: ‘Did anyone in No 10 flag the error?’

Meanwhile Ben Sheppard wrote: ‘Thanks for flagging that up.’

And mvrander added: ‘That can’t be real can it?’

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Number 10 said in a comment to Metro this was addressed in today’s lobby, was made in error and quickly deleted.

Just last week Rishi tried to create a meme on social media and unsurprisingly it didn’t go down well with people.

He took to Twitter to announce a new government initiative to ‘repair our roads’ by spending £8.3 billion in filling potholes throughout the country.

However, Sunak made the announcement with what appeared to be a poorly modified screengrab from a word processor, in which the wording of the statement curved downwards in an attempt to mimic the holes in the road caused by potholes.

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