Meghan Markle and Prince Harry currently live such public lives that it’s easy to forget when their relationship was quite private. Remember, the duo waited until November 2017 to confirm their relationship—through an engagement announcement, no less. Before this, everything was speculative. No one knew whether Markle and Prince Harry were dating because they were so inconspicuous when they spent time together. There were rumors Prince Harry would fly back and forth between London and Toronto, where Markle was then filming Suits, and she was said to make the reverse trip every few weeks as well. And they even supposedly had a secret way they communicated long distance. It’s nothing crazy: They used their cell phones, but Prince Harry reportedly used a secret Instagram account to direct-message Markle.
This comes from royals expert Omid Scobie, who says the early stages of the couple’s relationship was dependent on DMs because they lived in different countries. Prince Harry is reportedly a big fan of emoji and uses them quite often when communicating with Markle, both then and now. “A lot of their early days were spent DM-ing and texting back and forth,” Scobie told Royal Box, according to the Daily Express.
Scobie says Prince Harry’s secret Instagram account still exists, and he also has a secret Twitter one he uses to keep tabs on the media. “Prince Harry told me that he follows a lot of the royal correspondents on Twitter to see what they’re up to,” he also told Royal Box. “I think he does pay attention to what’s being written about him and, of course, now his wife.”
Because Meghan Markle and Prince Harry mostly travel together now, the number of DMs they have is probably limited. That being said, I’m dying to know what emoji he uses when he’s annoyed by a rumor. Angry-face emoji (😡)? Crying emoji (😭)? Side-eye emoji (😒)? All are fine choices.