Prince Harry and Meghan Markle might have sworn off social media for good, but they still have SoundCloud accounts, which the Duke of Sussex actively used until last year under the name of Barry Sales.
According to The Sun, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex follow each other on SoundCloud and it's still undeleteddespite Meghan saying that she hasn't been on any social media platform for years. The Duchess of Sussex was put off by social media after she was informed that she's the most trolled person in 2019.
To be fair, however, Meghan's SoundCloud, under the username Bogart&Guy, hasn't been active for four years. Harry's SoundCloud, with the username SpikeyMau5 Barry Sales, has reshared music on the platform until a year ago.
Harry's SoundCloud account has the photo of the British flag in a military camp, which are distinct identifiers for the Duke of Sussex, who was a former military man. Barry Sales is obviously a play on his name, Harry Wales, while SpikeyMau5 is from his favorite DJ, DeadMau5, according to Hello. On the other hand, Meghan's choice of username is pretty straightforward as it's from her rescue dogs, Bogart and Guy.
SoundCloud is an open music-sharing platform where users stream their favorite songs. Meghan has mostly shared songs from Etta James, Joni Mitchell and some Soul classics from the '60s and '70s. Harry's choices are more eclectic, but his latest shares were mostly Bob Marley's hits.
Meanwhile, a royal commentator revealed that Harry and Meghan might have decided not to open their own social media account once they launch Archewell for reasons related to money. According to royal editor Russell Myers, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not want to give social media platforms "free content" especially after signing multi-million deals with Netflix and Spotify.
Myers said that the Sussex pair would want to "safeguard" their reals with these media giants. However, the royal expert projected that Harry and Meghan would likely be very visible on the social media accounts of Netflix and Spotify.
Before she married into the royal family, Meghan had a personal Instagram account where she shared her opinions about her advocacies, updated her fans about her TV series Suits, and posted her fashion and lifestyle favorites.
In March 2020, Harry and Meghan announced that they would close their Sussex Royal Instagram following their decision to quit their royal roles. Since then, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have not been posting online. Instead, it's the charities and organizations that they work with that share photos or stories about them.