Prince Harry’s Old Instagram Handle Says So Much About Him
This is one of the many revelations coming from a new book, Finding Freedom.
A new book has made some bombshell revelations about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's time as senior royals, including the report that Meghan was reprimanded by palace officials over a necklace she wore early in their relationship. Beyond the insight into the Sussexes' apparent frustrations over some of the media coverage over their relationship, however, the book also shares some interesting insight into Prince Harry's supposed social media and texting habits.
In an excerpt of Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Royal Modern Family published by People, the books authors, Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, Prince Harry often sent Meghan a perplexing emoji in the early days of their courtship.
"His messages were often short and full of emojis, in particular the ghost emoji, which he often used instead of a smiley face," write the authors. "For what reason? Nobody knows. But Meghan found his texting etiquette funny and adorable, just like the prince."
Who knew Prince Harry was an emoji man?
As the book's authors say, "nobody knows" why he thought the ghost emoji was a substitute for a smiley, but luckily for him, Meghan was clearly charmed.
Among the other revelations made in the book, it was also reported that Prince Harry had a secret Instagram account, with the handle @SpikeyMau5. The account name was supposedly a Deadmau5 reference, as well as a nod to his nickname because people in the Scotland Yard used to call him "Spike."
Even royals have Finsta accounts and dorky texting habits.