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The Royal Family's official website accidentally linked to an X-rated site instead of a charity

It's been a bumpy start to 2020 for the Royal Family.

The Royal Family's official website, Royal.uk, has suffered a royal blunder, when a hyperlink supposed to redirect to one of Prince Harry's patronages Dolen Cymru mistakenly took royal fans to an X-rated Chinese porn site, rather than the Welsh charity.
The slip-up, which has since been corrected, was reported by The Sun, who revealed the X-rated website had been set up to override child-lock filters, making it accessible to anyone.
The Sun reported it had alerted Buckingham Palace and Dolen Cymru, a Cardiff-based charity which Prince Harry has been the patron of since 2007, which works to support lasting and positive change in the African country of Lesotho as well as the communities back home in Wales.
Prince Harry during his gap year in Lesotho in 2004. (Image: Getty)
Prince Harry's appointment came three years after he spent a gap year in Lesotho, saying at the time that he was "proud" to be associated with the charity.
"The work that it does in assisting and encouraging organisations and individuals in Wales to establish contact and foster friendships with their counterparts in Lesotho is quite invaluable," he said.
"I know from my own work in Lesotho just how important such links are and fully support Dolen Cymru in its great endeavours to develop contacts with organisations with common interests, such as my own Sentebale and to build upon the great understanding and cooperation that exists between the two nations."
When Prince Harry and Meghan officially step back as senior royals (said to be next month) Prince Harry will reportedly continue as patron of the charity, however, will no longer be officially representing the Queen.
While he and Meghan will retain their Duke and Duchess of Sussex title, the couple will lose the ability to use their His and Her Royal Highness styling and Harry will lose all his military appointments.
Harry and Meghan are thought to be completing the transition to no longer be working royals next month. (Image: Getty)
While the website blunder was quickly fixed, the mistake will come as another blow to the family, who have already had a rocky start to the year.
Along with Harry and Meghan's departure, Prince Andrew's links to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein remain in the spotlight and, in just one week two royal couple's have announced they are separating.
Princess Anne's son Peter Phillips confirmed he was separating from his wife Autumn last week, while just this the Queen's nephew, the late Princess Margaret's son the Earl of Snowdon has confirmed he and his wife Serena are filing for divorce.