Which Royal’s Secret Instagram Account Was Exposed and Do Any Other Members of the Family Have Them?

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This royal’s secret Instagram account was exposed and now many are wondering if other members of the family have them as well? Here’s what we know.

In July 2018, Karlie Kloss got engaged to Joshua Kushner and couldn’t help but share her exciting news with all her friends and their reactions via an Instagram story. The problem is one of her pals is a royal who was trying to keep her account a secret before Kloss tagged her.

The supermodel tagged @beayork which is reportedly the private IG handle of Prince William and Harry’s cousin, Princess Beatrice of York. The account has just 651 followers including her own mother, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York as well as Cara Delevigne and Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend, Chelsy Davy. Of course, the account must really belong to Beatrice otherwise Kloss wouldn’t have tagged the handle.

This actually wasn’t the first time the princess’ handle was revealed to more people than she’d like. In February 2018, after she attended a party in Los Angeles, Vanity Fair’s Derek Blasberg tagged the same handle in one of his posts.

Technically, Beatrice didn’t break any rule by having a social media account. In fact, she has a public Twitter account and her sister, Princess Eugenie, made her very own public Instagram account in March 2018. The sisters are not considered working royals like The Duke of Sussex, The Duke of Cambridge, and their wives Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton.

Each of those well-known royals share the official Kensington Palace account, however, there have been reports that a few of them, and some other working royals, have secret accounts.

Before Markle married Harry, the former actress deleted her social media accounts, however, it has long been thought that the prince had his own accounts. Harry reportedly used a Facebook account under the name Spike Wells. The account was active for four years but once people began to suspect that it was the royal’s it was promptly deleted. The prince was also thought to have a secret Instagram account when he first met Markle in which he followed her (she followed it back), his close friends, and several of the charities he supports.

The Duchess of Cambridge does not have a Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook page but it is believed that she participates in online forums with an account on the British website, Mumsnet. In 2017, sources told the Mirror that Middleton is registered under an anonymous name and exchanges parenting tips with other mothers on the site. A few months before the report was published, Prince William met with Mumsnet’s co-founder, Justine Roberts, and joked that his wife was a user.

William though is not believed to have or ever had any social media accounts or been involved in any online forums.

Finally, another royal that is thought to have a secret social media account is Queen Elizabeth II, yes, the queen of England. That is if you believe a report in which author Brian Hoey claimed that Her Majesty carries a cell phone that’s encrypted, making it impossible to be hacked into. He said she learned how to text from her granddaughter, Zara Phillips, and also has an iPad, a laptop, and a clandestine Facebook account.