UPDATE: The Royal Steed has been fixed, and the Royal Steed Foals are now appearing as normal.
A new "glitch" (I use the word lightly) has appeared in FarmVIlle this week, also dealing with the Royal Wedding Party event (as if disappearing guests wasn't a big enough issue to deal with). This issue deals with the top prize, received for inviting the full amount of 32 guests to your party - the Royal Steed. Interestingly, users that have already earned the Steed are reporting that instead of producing Royal Steed Foals when bred in the Horse Stable, they're receiving Knight Steed Foals.
While the adult Knight Steed has been re-released as part of the Enchanted Love item set in-game, the Royal Steed should definitely be producing Royal Steed Foals. Zynga's response? According to Community Manager Stumpgrinder - "There are no Royal Steed Foals." What? You mean this foal right here isn't real? This foal has already showed up on users' farms that weren't hit with the "glitch" (purposeful change?), and yet it is apparently imaginary? Could this be a clever way for Zynga to ignore players' concerns, or is this legitimately a case where fans and players of the game know more than Zynga about their own product? I shutter to think if the latter happens to be true, but for now, place the Royal Steed in your Horse Stable at your own risk until this "bug" can be resolved. We'll make sure to let you know when it is.
Have you received a Knight Steed Foal from your Royal Steed? Did you participate in the Royal Wedding Party event just to have a chance to breed the proper Royal Steed Foals, or does this glitch not affect you? Let us know in the comments.