December 9, 2021
The rumor is apparently such a thing that actual royal experts are being asked about it. While getting a definitive answer to a question like this is a huge long shot (unless Prince Harry decides to mention it in his upcoming memoir), experts aren’t totally ruling it out, according to a report by Cosmopolitan magazine.
British journalist Jonathan Sacerdoti thinks that the idea of the Queen secretly having a private Facebook account is possible because she’s actually very tech savvy—especially since the pandemic forced her to go digital with more and more meetings and engagements.
“There’ve been reports that the Queen has a secret Facebook account, which I can’t quite believe [because] she is 95 years old,” Sacerdoti told Us Weekly. “So, I have trouble sometimes with new technology, but she seems completely able to pick these things up. We saw her during lockdown with all the Zoom calls and the video calls. And now, since her health’s been not quite as good as it was in the past, she’s been doing more [appearances] that way. And now we find out about the Facebook account. It’s extraordinary to think how readily and easily she picks up these new technologies.”
Wondering what the Queen of England could possibly want to do with a Facebook account? Sacerdoti says that if she’s on social media, she’s probably using it “like the rest of us,” which we assume means to keep up with friends and family.
If the Queen is on Facebook (or any social media), she’s almost definitely there under a code name that only the innermost members of her inner circle know. When Harry was dating Meghan Markle, for example, he reportedly had a top-secret Instagram account, for which his username was “SpikeyMau5.”
Is this making anyone else daydream about the treasure trove of adorable royal baby pictures that might be hiding under bizarrely named secret royal social accounts?
Research contact: @CosmopolitanUK