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A driving instructor who had his Instagram name taken away and given to Prince Harry and Meghan says he feels "flattered" but also "annoyed".Kevin Keiley had used @sussexroyal to reflect his love of Reading FC and his home county of Sussex for around three years.But he found out Instagram had changed his handle and given his name to the royal couple without asking him.Instagram says his handle was changed to "prevent digital squatting".
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“Welcome to our official Instagram; we look forward to sharing the work that drives us, the causes we support, important announcements, and the opportunity to shine a light on key issues. We thank you for your support, and welcome you to @sussexroyal.”- Harry & Meghan A post shared by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (@sussexroyal) on Apr 2, 2019 at 7:16am PDT
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Kevin, 55, who lives in Worthing, says the first he knew that his name had been given away was when he got a text.
"I got a jokey text from my son which said 'Ha ha, I see your handle has gone then'," he tells Radio 1 Newsbeat."I thought 'What's that all aboutKevin admits that he didn't have that many followers and didn't post often - but he would use it to like and follow other people's posts.He says no-one from the Royal Family or from Instagram contacted him beforehand to ask if they could make the change.
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Instagram confirmed his handle had been changed in line with its policy.It allows it to make changes to an account if it's been inactive for a certain amount of time.Kevin says he hasn't been on Instagram since finding out it changed his name without asking - and he's "annoyed" it's people didn't contact him."I'm a bit loath to use Instagram until I have a chat with them personally."Kevin also has the same name on Twitter - which he's currently managed to hang on to.
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"I can tell you that Twitter's gone mental. I used to have four followers and in 24 hours I've gone up to about 198," he says."What I'm trying to do is keep tweeting therefore they can't take it if it's active. I don't know what the royals are planning down the line."So what would Kevin say to Prince Harry and Meghan if he got the chance
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Kevin says his phone hasn't stopped pinging and he's also been receiving rude messages from trolls on Twitter."I didn't ask for this. I've had the account for years - it's not very pleasant," he says."We just put up with it don't weKevin says he will probably go back on to Instagram one day but adds: "I don't think I'll be following the royals."
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