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Prince Albert emerges as new favourite for royal baby’s name

The previous favourite for the baby's name was Arthur...

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have yet to announce the name of their baby son, five days after the little lad arrived in the world.

And now a new favourite name has emerged: Albert!

Albert has knocked the previous favourite, Arthur, off the top spot when it comes to just what the fifth in line to the throne will be named.

But some fans have urged William & Kate to reconsider, given Prince Albert is also slang for a genital piercing.

Shame, because we love the name Albert!

William and Kate leaving hospital with their son on Monday (Credit: Fameflynet)

Why? Well, it seems to be mostly because eagle-eyed royal fans have discovered a page on the Royals’ official website which, when you type in a URL using the name Albert, brings up an access denied page.

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It’s been suggested that means a page for Prince Albert is currently under construction, rather than just not existing, which would bring up an error message when the URL was entered.

This ‘access denied’ page comes up if you type www.royal.uk/prince-albert into the URL (Credit: www.royal.uk)

A spokesperson for Coral betting said on Thursday  night: “We are expecting to discover the outcome tomorrow and at the moment Prince Albert looks likely.”

When you type https://www.royal.uk/prince-albert into the search bar, you get the access denied page. The same happens if you try Prince George or Princess Charlotte.

But if you try a different name, like Prince Tom – https://www.royal.uk/prince-tom – you get an error message as the page couldn’t be found.

Other name combinations come up with an error message (Credit: www.royal.uk)

Of course, it’s all pure speculation!

Some people have pointed out the Prince Albert page could simply be reserved to provide information on Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, rather than provide a clue to the baby’s name.

Either way, it’s got everyone talking, with plenty of people happy about the name.

Others, however, aren’t so sure, and have pointed out Prince Albert is now a slang phrase used to mean a genital piercing…

The names of William and Kate’s other children, Prince George, four, and Princess Charlotte, two, were announced just two days after their births.

According to experts, the delay in announcing their third baby’s name could be because William and Kate are waiting until William’s father, Prince Charles, can meet the newborn.

It’s been reported Charles, 69, was in Scotland on a private break when the baby was born on Monday, before he travelled to France for Anzac Day commemorations on Wednesday

William made his first public appearance since his son’s birth on Wednesday, where he joked about baby names but didn’t let anything slip.

Kate and William pictured leaving the Lindo Wing with their son (Credit: Fameflynet)

At an Anzac Day service at Westminster Abbey, Alexander Downer, the Australian High Commissioner, told William he thought Alexander was a good name, to which Wills replied: “Funny you should say that… It’s a good name.”

William then met Sir Jerry Mateparae, the New Zealand High Commissioner to the UK, and agreed with him that Jerry is a “strong” name.

“It’s a strong name, I have to say,” he said.

According to BBC News, there’s no official protocol when it comes to naming a royal baby, but it’s only polite for the Queen to be asked for her approval.

Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams said: “When you choose a name for a royal baby there’s the personal [preference]; there’s the link with the royals past and present; but also you think about the public.

William brought George and Charlotte to meet their newborn brother on Monday (Credit: Wenn)

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“The Queen would obviously be consulted and, while she might not necessarily intervene and prevent a name from being used, she would certainly be aware of the name, long before any public announcement.”

Could today be the day? We shall wait and see!

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