The names Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are basically considered new additions to Merriam-Webster by most of us, they’re so commonplace these days. But to those hired to protect them, they’re known as something entirely different.
Thanks to the Daily Mail, we now know the famous couple’s secret code names that use the initials D.S. to reference their royal titles (Duke and Duchess of Sussex). What’s their Mr. & Mrs. Smith persona? Why, it’s David Stevens and Davina Scott.
As for their in-laws, Prince William and Kate Middleton, the secret service plays by the same rules, using the aliases ‘Danny Collins’ and ‘Daphne Clark’, as a nod to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (D.C.).
Says a royal source to the Daily Mail:
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. It is far too risky in the wrong hands. They get given code names but they are changed regularly for obvious reasons.
So, how did these code names find their way to the public if they’re so secret? They recently came tumbling out of the mouth of one of Prince Harry’s aides at an event when he tried to explain to a worker why someone named David Stevents wanted to speak to him.
Said the royal source, ‘Imagine the surprise he got when he heard Harry’s voice on the other end of the line.’