Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Code Names, Revealed
While they might seem accessible to the public, the royal family doesn’t mess around when it comes to security. Which is why their security team often uses code names for members of the royal family. What are Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s code names? Find out, ahead.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s code names
Meghan Markle’s name certainly has a nice ring to it, but the code name that her bodyguards use to disguise her phone number and address the duchess on a more secretive level doesn’t have the same wow factor. To their security team, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are best known as “David Stevens” and “Davina Scott.”
“If anyone got hold of a phone belonging to a royal aide or security team member, they won’t find Harry Windsor and Meghan’s names in it,” a source close to the royals told Daily Mail. “It is far too risky in the wrong hands.”
Prince William and Kate Middleton’s code names
In addition to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince William and Kate Middleton — and likely their children — also have unique (and very non-royal) code names. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are known as “Danny Collins” and “Daphne Clark.”
How do royal code names work?
Royal code names are chosen based on a royal’s official title. Prince William and Kate Middleton are the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, so their royal initials are “DC.” And, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, so they use “DS” as their royal initials. Using those initials, their security team comes up with average names with the same initials.
Given the fact that their official royal titles have leaked, they likely have already changed their code names. “They get given code names but they are changed regularly for obvious reasons,” Daily Mail’s source added.
Royal family bodyguards and aids obviously use code names for protection, but they also use them as a way to move them around at hotels, functions, and by Buckingham and Kensington Palace staff. According to Radar, the royal family’s security team also works closely together to prevent contact information and other important details from leaking to the wrong person. They also use code names “to stop possible terrorist attacks.”
Other royal family member code names
Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle aren’t the only ones with official code names. Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, and other royals also have their own unique code. Their official code names are unknown by the public, but they also have code names for their death. Here’s what code names Buckingham Palace will use when Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip pass.
The code word for Queen Elizabeth’s funeral plans is “London Bridge.” And, when Her Majesty’s time comes, palace officials will likely use “London Bridge is down.”
As for Prince Philip? His code word is “Forth Bridge.” When he passes, his aides will likely use his code name while planning his funeral, which will likely consist of a private service at St. George’s Chapel. The Duke of Edinburgh has allegedly refused a traditional state funeral.
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