DailyMail reports Meghan and Harry have been mocked online after failing to register a website for their new Archewell charitable foundation which has instead been snapped up by cyber-squatters.
Fans who type in www.archewellfoundation.com are unwittingly diverted to a YouTube video of Kanye West’s 2005 Gold Digger hit featuring Jamie Foxx.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they are launching a new charitable foundation named Archewell earlier this week but apparently failed to register the likely domain name.
A number of eagle-eyed social media users spotted the embarrassing blunder, with one writing on Twitter: ‘Uh oh. As of 7 April, if you enter in archewellfoundation.com in your browser, it actually links to Kanye West’s – Gold Digger video on YouTube.’
Another tweeted: ‘So. Meghan and Harry leave the UK to raise their son in privacy. They move to LA. No we aren’t going to launch a foundation. 2 wks later they announce The Archewell Foundation.
‘If u type archewellfoundation.com YouTube plays Golddigger by Kanye West. Hilarious. 10/10.’
FEMAIL has contacted Buckingham Palace for comment.
Interestingly, Kanye himself was the target of a similar prank himself in 2015, when an internet troll made loser.com redirect to the rapper’s Wikipedia entry.
Prince Harry and Meghan have said they ‘look forward’ to getting started with the Archewell foundation, which will replace their Sussex Royal brand.
The pair also have plans to include their own charity as well as a website, as part of their new venture.
Harry and Meghan revealed the Greek word in the project Arche – meaning source of action – was the inspiration behind the name of their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.
Further details about the organisation have been delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The couple said an announcement will be made ‘when the time is right’.
Yesterday Harry and Meghan were criticised for the timing of their announcement, which unfortunately coincided with Prime Minister Boris Johnson being moved into intensive care with coronavirus.
Royal biographer Phil Dampier said it was ‘appalling timing’, adding: ‘If I were Harry and Meghan I would have laid low until this situation (coronavirus) was over.
‘People everywhere are really concerned with dealing with this and it does not look good, however good the cause is.’
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