Prince Harry, who is married to Meghan Markle, is known to value his privacy very much, so it may be somewhat surprising to learn that the royal once had his own secret Facebook profile.
Using the pseudonym Spike Wells, the Duke was known to have more than 400 friends on the social networking site, many of whom were the wealthiest and most prestigious socialites in the UK.
Harry’s nickname of friends and family would be Spike – because of his hairstyle – which explains the pseudonym.
The account, which has been active for four years, is believed to have featured a number of photos of him with his now ex-girlfriend Chelsy Davy.
Mr. Wells’ profile indicated that he was from Maun, Botswana – a city visited by the prince and his former girlfriend Ms. Davy in 2007.
The destination is also the place where Harry and Meghan would continue to share their first romantic vacation together.
He listed his interests as “all sports”.
The alter ego regularly changed his profile picture, including a snapshot of three young men in matching Panama hats – one of whom looked strangely like Harry.
The previous profile photos included images of a hedgehog, a lemur from the animated film series Madagascar and a red-headed child holding his head with the comment: “Oh my God, I am ginger” .
In another very revealing clue to Mr. Wells’ true identity, the mysterious Facebook account was friends with Harry’s boyfriend, Arthur Landon.
But those hoping to add him as a friend will be disappointed to learn that the profile was deleted in 2012.
Prince William has also been said to have opted for a similar privacy technique by asking university friends to use a secret name of “Steve” whenever they refer to him.
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Dai Davies, former head of royal protection for Scotland Yard, previously explained how a Facebook page for a member of the royal family would pose a “security risk”.
He said, “From a security standpoint, I would never recommend someone of high level having a Facebook account because, depending on what you have on it, it sometimes indicates where you are going, what you are doing , and more importantly, who are your friends. ”