• Prince Harry's old Facebook account has a fake name
  • Spike Wells is a nod to his nickname 
  • His Facebook account boasts UK's socialites and the richest as friends

Prince Harry, together with his wife, Meghan Markle, has been trying his best to stay under the radar, but long before his historic move to turn his back to his royal roles, he tried to live normally. Case in point, the Duke of Sussex used to have a Facebook account.

The royal family has official social media accounts but Prince Harry, who has been known to deviate from traditions, had his own Facebook account back in the day. PageSix reported that the young Duke of Sussex’s name on the social networking site was Spike Wells, a nod to his nickname.

Prince Harry’s Facebook account, which was active when he was dating Chelsy Davy, had more than 400 friends, including the U.K.’s richest and socialites. The now-deleted profile, which was live from 2008 to 2012, listed Maun Botswana as the hometown – it is worth noting that the place is reportedly a favorite of the 35-year-old.

In Prince Harry’s Facebook profile, photos of him and his ex Davy were posted as well as a picture of three men in Panama shirts. Former “Suits” actress Markle also had to delete her Instagram account as well as her lifestyle blog, “The Tig,” when she became part of the royal family.

“From a security point of view I would never recommend anyone high-profile to have a Facebook account because, depending what you have on it, it is indicative sometimes of where you are going, what you are doing, and more importantly, who your friends are,” Scotland Yard former head of royal protection Dai Davies told Express.

The news of Prince Harry’s Facebook account comes after he and Markle allegedly hired an A-list security team to ensure their protection as there were reports of drones flying by the vicinity of their temporary house in Los Angeles, California. The Daily Mail said that the Sussexes tapped on a group that has worked with Cher, Madonna, and Tom Hanks in the past.

For this, the couple will reportedly pay over $8,600 per day to the security team. In the past, the Sussexes have put up screens around Tyler Perry’s mansion, which is where they have been staying since landing in Los Angeles.

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Britain's Prince Harry is pictured. AFP/Adrian DENNIS