Prince Harry Gives Facebook The Royal Boot

Spike Wells is no longer on Facebook. What’s the big deal about one person leaving a social network approaching 1 billion users, you ask? Spike Wells was a pseudonym being used by England’s Prince Harry.

The Sun reported that Prince Harry deleted his personal Facebook page, under the Spike Wells pseudonym, on the advice of his private secretary, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, after photos emerged online of he and his friends engaged in a game of “strip pool” in Las Vegas.

According to The Sun, the prince’s two best friends — Tom “Skippy” Inskip and Arthur Landon — also shuttered their Facebook accounts, as did one of his key minders who posted several pictures of himself with Prince Harry.

The Sun reported that the Spike Wells account had nearly 400 friends and was protected with the social network’s maximum privacy settings.

Readers: Do you think more high-profile Facebook users will take the drastic step of leaving the social network in order to prevent public relations snafus like Prince Harry’s strip pool photos?

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