Maybe they were playing us all along…
Prince William and Kate Middleton certainly made us play the waiting name when it came to finding out the name of their third child.
It was revealed just after 11am on Friday that the prince’s full name is Louis Arthur Charles, a whole four days after the little one was born.
The public spent almost four days debating the new royal baby’s moniker – despite the couple announcing Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s names only two days after they were born.
Ahead of the announcements, royal enthusiasts reckoned the name was already revealed on the Royal Family website by accident, and was in fact Albert.
On the royal family’s official web page, there are specific pages about each member of the royal family, including Prince Harry and the Duke of Cambridge, featuring biographies and details about their work.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte also have pages, but at the moment visiting ‘royal.uk/prince-george‘ or ‘princess-charlotte‘ takes you to a page reading ‘Access Denied – You are not authorized to access this page’.
Here’s where things got interesting.
If you follow the same format with one of the bookies’ top choices for the new baby’s moniker, Prince Albert, you are given the same ‘Access Denied’ message.
Do the same thing with other favourites, like Prince Arthur, Prince Alexander or Prince James for example, and you just get ‘Page Not Found’. Head to the royal family’s website to see for yourself.
Now that the baby name has been announced though, a Prince Louis page is live with all the details of his birth.
This was probably all just an honest mistake, but we can’t help wondering if the royals were having us on this whole time.
We can just picture them all sat there laughing now…