Meghan Markle and Prince Harry join Instagram. See what they’ve posted
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared their very first post on April 2.Updated: Apr 03, 2019 12:10 IST
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are the latest to be bitten by the social media bug, as the duo is now on Instagram.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared their very first post on the photo-sharing application on April 2.
“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,” they wrote alongside the picture.
In the very first post shared by the couple, the parents-to-be posted pictures from their travels, including their recent royal tour, as well as a few shots of them supporting a range of causes.
Take a look at their first post:
The account will serve as a place where the royal couple can update their followers on major news and promote causes close to their hearts.
The Duke and Duchess used to update their fans on their initiatives via the Kensington Palace social media channels which they shared with Kate Middleton and Prince William. However, the duo is now establishing their own royal household.
Harry and Meghan aren’t the only ones in the royal family to make an Instagram debut. Queen Elizabeth II also shared her first post on the social network last month, reported E! News.
Today, as I visit the Science Museum I was interested to discover a letter from the Royal Archives, written in 1843 to my great-great-grandfather Prince Albert. Charles Babbage, credited as the world’s first computer pioneer, designed the "Difference Engine", of which Prince Albert had the opportunity to see a prototype in July 1843. In the letter, Babbage told Queen Victoria and Prince Albert about his invention the "Analytical Engine" upon which the first computer programmes were created by Ada Lovelace, a daughter of Lord Byron. Today, I had the pleasure of learning about children’s computer coding initiatives and it seems fitting to me that I publish this Instagram post, at the Science Museum which has long championed technology, innovation and inspired the next generation of inventors. Elizabeth R. PHOTOS: Supplied by the Royal Archives © Royal Collection Trust / Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019
This move also comes shortly after Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Kensington Palace published guidelines for interacting with the royals via their official accounts.
According to People, Harry and Meghan will use Instagram for both their work and personal moments. Since the couple is all set to welcome their first child this month, everyone will surely get a glimpse of their royal baby.
While Harry and Meghan have already got thousands of followers, they only follow three accounts so far: Clarence House, Kensington Royal and The Royal Family (the official palace accounts).
This move comes amid the announcement that Harry and Meghan have split royal households from Kate Middleton and Prince William. They have broken up their joint “court” at Kensington Palace by creating two separate offices.
Harry and Meghan have also been removed from the official Kensington Palace Twitter account, which now has a profile picture of William, Kate, and their three children.