Prince Harry's Old Instagram Handle Says So Much About Him
Over the weekend, the world began to understand Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal exit a little bit better thanks to royal reporters Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie's new book Finding Freedom. Among some of the juicier revelations about Markle's relationship to the Kate Middleton, and how Prince Williams handled their relationship, was a little tidbit about the Duke of Sussexes' old private Instagram account.
So, what does one of the most famous royals in the world call himself on said social platform? @SpikeyMau5, of course. While this may seem like a bot handle computer-generated to not be traced, according to the book which was excerpted in The Times, there is actually some meaning behind it.
Apparently, in 2016, Meghan started following “a mysterious-looking Instagram account by the name of @SpikeyMau5." They explained, “With no face visible in the profile photo, just a mouse-shaped helmet, it would have meant nothing to most people.” The authors concluded, however, that is was definitely Prince Harry.
Apparently, the Duke is a big fan of house music and loves Deadmau5, hence the second part of the name. "Spikey" refers to his nickname because people in the Scotland Yard used to call him "Spike."
See, it all makes sense now, Harry is as dorky, sweet and cringey with his early former social media presence as we all were.