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Royal Family’s website accidentally links to porn instead of charity

The Chinese adult site advertises everything, from 'rape incest porn' to 'live sex shows.'

Feb 18, 2020, 5:41 pm*

Internet Culture

Mikael Thalen 

Mikael Thalen

The official website of the Royal Family appears to have inadvertently sent users to pornography instead of a charity, the Sun reports.

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A link on the British family’s site, royal.uk, was intended to highlight a charity backed by Prince Harry. Known as Dolen Cymru, the Welsh organization is focused on aiding the southern African Kingdom of Lesotho.

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“We enrich communities, link by link,” a description of the charity ironically states. “We facilitate partnerships between schools, teachers, hospitals and administrations. We focus on improving understanding and improving infrastructure – to create sustainable change for people in Lesotho and Wales.”

But the charity just so happens to share its name with a Chinese porn site. And while the organizations’ site can be found at waleslesotholink.org, someone running the Royal domain appears to have assumed that the site’s actual address was Dolen Cymru instead.

Users who followed the link were met with advertisements for everything, from “rape incest porn” to “live sex shows.” The Sun also reports that the site was not included on blacklists used by child-lock filters, meaning the content could be viewed by anyone who clicked.

Buckingham Palace, as well as the charity, was notified of the issue, which led the site’s admin to remove the incorrect link.

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The embarrassing gaffe led users online to jokingly blame the mistake on Prince Andrew, who has stirred controversy for his close relationship with now-deceased sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

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H/T the Sun

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*First Published: Feb 18, 2020, 5:39 pm