A row has erupted after an LGBT newspaper published an article speculating whether Prince George was a ‘gay icon’.
It has faced a backlash with a leading Irish politician calling the piece ‘outrageous and sick’.
Online site PinkNews published an article based on social media reaction after the four-year-old prince was photographed with his hands on his face during a trip to Germany last month.
Benjamin Cohen, the chief executive of the media outlet, described it as ‘tongue-in-cheek’, based on the comments on ‘hundreds’ of social media users.
But now the site is facing growing pressure to remove the piece after Jim Allister, leader of the Traditional Unionist Voice said it was ‘inappropriate’.
The BBC reported he wrote to PinkNews demanding it withdraw the article and asked for an apology.