Does Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Baby Already Have a Code Name?
Meghan Markle’s due date is just around the corner, which probably means the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are busy putting the finishing touches on their new house and baby nursery and getting ready to take maternity and paternity leave. But, they aren’t the only ones preparing for the royal baby’s arrival. In addition to the parents-to-be, the royal police — aka, the monarchy’s security team — are also making preparations to ensure the new parents and baby are safe.
Does Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby already have a code name? Find out, ahead.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s code names
In the royal family, it’s not uncommon for security personnel to avoid calling members by their first name or royal title. Much like the secret service does with presidents, the royal police use code names for more discreet and secure operations, as well as keeping their contact information safe. To come up with a code name, the royal family’s security team draws inspiration from members’ official titles. So, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle both use code names that match their DS initials.
According to reports, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s code names are 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 told Daily Mail. “It is far too risky in the wrong hands,” they added. After Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s code names were leaked, security retired David Stevens and Davina Scott and now use different names with the same DS initials. “They get given code names but they are changed regularly for obvious reasons,” Daily Mail’s source added.
Royal baby code name
Much like Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and other royal family members, Baby Sussex will also require a code name for safety and security. But, has the royal family’s security team already decided on a name? The information is unclear. And, if they do, the name likely won’t become public knowledge until they have, of course, already changed it to something else.
As for the initials? That’s also unclear and likely depends on whether or not Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby will be a prince or princess. Some rumors suggest that the queen won’t give Baby Sussex such status and others claim the Duke and Duchess of Sussex might decline her offer, since they want their baby to grow up in a more normal setting.
If the royal baby does receive a prince or princess title, the security team will likely choose a code name that fits with the initials PS for “Prince or Princess of Sussex.” Should the Duke and Duchess (or Queen Elizabeth) decline an official royal title, the royal baby’s code name might reflect the first initials of their first and last name (which could either start with a W for Windsor or S for Sussex).
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