Royal baby’s name reportedly leaked by Kensington Palace website

Allison Yee
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

They’ve kept mum on the name of their new arrival, but Kate Middleton and Prince William’s big announcement might have been ruined after a technical glitch that could have leaked the name early.

While Prince William played coy at an ANZAC Day ceremony at Westminster Abbey yesterday, refusing to be drawn into revealing the moniker, eagle-eyed royal watchers noticed something odd on Kensington Palace’s official webpage.

They’re expected to announce the name any moment now, but the royal website might have spoilt Kate and Wills’ surprise

Speculation over the name has erupted after it was revealed that anyone searching for the URL ‘https://www.royal.uk/prince-albert’ was met with the message ‘Access Denied’.

However, type in any other of the names that were tipped to make the cut, such as Arthur, and another message – ‘Page not found’ – appears.

Speculation is rife the new baby’s name is Albert after this page appeared on the royal website. Photo: www.royal.uk

Royal watchers did further digging, and found that when you enter the URL with Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s name the same ‘Access Denied’ message comes up.

With other members of the royal family having pages using the same format, it’s been speculated Baby Cambridge’s webpage has been created in preparation for the future, just like his older siblings.

Put in any other name and a different message comes up. Photo: www.royal.uk

Albert has been one of the favourite picks for the royal baby’s name, with People reporting that British bookies slashed odds for the name as low as 5 – 1.

It’s also one of Prince Harry’s middle names, which could be a fitting tribute to the tot’s uncle, especially following news Harry has just asked Prince WIliam to be his best man for his May wedding to May 19.

Members of the royal family have pages using the same URL format. Photo: www.royal.uk

“Prince Harry has asked his brother The Duke of Cambridge to be his Best Man at his wedding to Ms. Meghan Markle,” Kensington Palace said in an official statement yesterday.


“The Duke of Cambridge is honoured to have been asked, and is very much looking forward to supporting his brother at St George’s Chapel, Windsor on May 19th.

“Prince Harry served as best man to The Duke of Cambridge at his wedding to Miss Catherine Middleton in 2011.”


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