We often wonder how famous people live without normal Facebook accounts. When all you have is a fan page, or worse, no account at all, how do you keep up with the engagements, weddings and the various #blessed events of your frenemies?
Well, if you’re Prince Harry, you just use Facebook under an assumed name. The British royal and hot red-haired man confirmed recently that he used to use Facebook under the pseudonym Spike Wells, the Daily Mail reports.
Prince Harry was at Bethnal Green Academy in east London meeting schoolchildren who double as “digital media champions,” the Mail says. He was helping to promote the Invictus Games, an international sporting event being held in London in September.
The royal mostly focused on trashing Twitter:
“I would love to get involved and go on social media and if it was for causes like this I really would. The issue for myself and my family, put quite simply, is that it’s very hard for me to tweet about the Invictus Games and tweet about something that means a lot to me, whereas I at the same time really quite hate Twitter by the invasion of privacy. I think you all understand what I’m talking about.”
We don’t quite follow; Twitter doesn’t really invade people’s privacy, does it? Maybe he’s referring to the way Twitter can be used to spread gossip at lightning speed. Either way, he’s not the first royal to eschew the social network. Prince George was spurning Twitter while he was still in utero.
The prince also confirmed he once basked in the joys of Facebook under the fake name, the Mail reports. The Telegraph had surmised as much back in 2012, when they noticed a certain Spike Wells online posting pictures of the prince with his posh friends. The Spike Wells account was deleted a week after Prince Harry’s naked Vegas pics came out, which probably wasn’t a coincidence.
Now, we’re just waiting to find out if Prince Harry has a secret Snapchat — his fellow rich Brits do have a thing for the ephemeral messaging service.