These Are the Royal Family’s Secret Code Names

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These Are the Royal Family’s Secret Code Names

These Are the Secret Code Names Bodyguards Use for Prince Harry, Meghan Meghan Markle, Prince William, and Kate Middleton

Meghan and Harry can have public display of affection in public while William and Kate tend not to (Image Getty)
Meghan and Harry can have public display of affection in public while William and Kate tend not to (Image Getty)

The members of the royal family are very famous—groundbreaking statement, right? Like most very famous people, the British royals have bodyguards tasked with keeping them safe. Like most bodyguards of very famous people, the royal family’s security team speak in ~code~ to throw crazed fans and crazed assassins off the scent.

Now, thanks to the Daily Mail, we know the code names used for Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle. Warning: These code names are some of the least glamorous names you will ever read in your life.

Will and Kate are code named “Danny Collins” and “Daphne Clark,” according to the Daily Mail, while Harry and Meghan are known as “David Stevens” and “Davina Scott” in coded communications.

Kate Middleton, Prince William, Meghan Markle, and Prince Harry Photo (C) Adrian Dennis, AFP,Getty Images
Kate Middleton, Prince William, Meghan Markle, and Prince Harry Photo (C) Adrian Dennis, AFP,Getty Images

These ultra-boring names are a nod to the royals’ official titles. Will and Kate are the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, so their code names have the initials “DC.” Harry and Meghan are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, so their code names have the initials “DS.” It’s not exactly World War II Code Talker-level security, but apparently it gets the job done.

“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 royal source said, according to Daily Mail. “It is far too risky in the wrong hands.”

Don’t both trolling around London eavesdropping for mentions of Davina Scott though—that code name has probably already been replaced.

Every time Prince Harry played the third-wheel in Prince William and Kate's relationship Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Every time Prince Harry played the third-wheel in Prince William and Kate’s relationship Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

“They get given code names but they are changed regularly for obvious reasons,” the source added.

SOURCE: marieclaire com