Royal baby name conspiracy theory doing the rounds again

Francesca Specter
Yahoo Style UK deputy editor
Fans think they have guessed the royal baby name. [Photo: Getty]

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their royal baby any day now.

But ahead of the regal tot’s arrival, some fans are convinced they have discovered the infant’s name and gender thanks to a telltale glitch on the Royal Family website.

When you type “/prince-arthur”, “/prince-alexander,” or “/prince-james” after the page’s main homepage address, you are taken to the website’s main page, reports the Daily Star.

However, if you do the same with other prospective royal baby name choices – such as “/princess-grace”, you are met with a “page not found” message.

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This has led some fans to conclude the baby is a boy and will be called one of these names: Arthur, Alexander or James.

However, a Palace spokesperson has confirmed to Yahoo UK this is not the case.

“A large number of search term redirects were set up some time ago on royal.uk. This was in order to improve user experience. For guidance you will note that other names preceded by ‘prince’ or ‘princess’ produce the same result.”

This isn’t the first time royal fans have come to such a conclusion.

In April last year, ahead of Prince Louis’ birth, fans were convinced the Duchess of Cambridge’s third baby would be called Prince Albert.

This was down to an “Access denied” message which came up whenever people searched for a Prince Albert page on the website.

However, this theory clearly did not hold up to be true – as it became clear when Prince Louis was named.

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While there may or may not be some significance to the latest theory, suffice to say there is a lot of speculation about the royal baby name.

In fact, the unborn child has broken a record for the most bets placed on any royal baby in the run-up to its birth.

According to Bookmakers, more than £9 million euros (approximately £8 million) has already rang through the register with punters speculating on everything from the baby’s name, gender and location of birth.