Was Meghan Markle's Baby Name Revealed?

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In typical royal family fashion, there is very little known about Meghan Markle's pregnancy. The recently-married Duchess of Sussex formally announced her pregnancy back in October, and since then, the baby details have been fleeting at most from the famous household. We don't even know the due date, let alone the gender of the child. But it was announced in the early statement that the baby was planning to arrive in the spring season, so we should expect to invite this new member of royalty into our world soon enough.

However, if a glitch in the royal family's website is to be trusted, we might have more information about the baby than the royal family intended to release publicly — including, possibly, the name.

According to Cosmopolitan, there has been some peculiar activity on Royal.uk, which is the official website for all the royal members. Princess Louis was previously the youngest member of the extensive family to be included in these ranks. When the time comes for the baby to arrive, there will be an official page for the newborn child.

But some eagle-eyed folks have noticed something interesting: when you test the names for Prince Arthur, Prince James or Prince Alexander, instead of being directed to your typical "Page Not Found" display, you are instantly sent back to the main page. That potentially implies to some that those pages are specifically being saved for the upcoming arrival of this newest member of royalty.

Granted, it could merely be a glitch or a fluke in the website's design. No website is perfect, after all. Errors can often run errand. But some folks aren't buying it. They believe that these three pages are being saved for the impending arrival of Meghan Markle's child, and that these names are under serious consideration by the expecting parents. That suggests that the baby will not only be a boy, but that the soon-to-be born child will ultimately be given a traditional royal name. If that's the case, that's a major slip-up on the royal family's end to reveal this info so early on, and the estate might already be doing damage control.

In a statement, the Kensington Palace had the following to say about this matter:

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.

Do you believe this explanation has legitimacy? Or do you think the royal family is trying to cover their behinds? Well, we shouldn't have to wait too much longer to find out the truth. The baby is expected to arrive in a matter of months, weeks or days. It's hard to say for certain with little information provided by the royal family.

But when the time comes to welcome Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's newborn child into the world, you can be sure to hear all the details here at CinemaBlend.

Will Ashton

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