Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, are not strangers to making headlines. Every day, the royal couple faces an attack from the media, fans desperate to learn every possible detail about the royal newlyweds.
Now fans of the pair can follow them even more personally – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have just created their own Instagram account.
Is the new Instagram account a break from the royal protocol?
Historically, the royal family has taken a very passive approach to social media. Although there is a series of social media accounts that share certain events within the royal family as a group, they actually have a set of strict rules.
In addition, the social media accounts of the Royal Family are not monitored by any family members. Therefore, even though fans love to see the images shared on the platforms, this information is significantly less personal than other celebrity social media pages.
However, since Prince Harry's wedding with Meghan Markle, the palace's attitude toward social media has changed dramatically. With the large number of controls that Markle receives daily, but not all positive, the Royal Family has recently released a set of guidelines created to control hate comments online and respond accordingly.
One would think that this would make the palace less inclined to allow even more social media accounts. It was even more surprising that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle launched their own Instagram account on April 2nd.
Has the Queen personally approved the account?
Not surprisingly, Queen Elizabeth still has to personally approve most of what is going on in the royal family, including the creation and dissemination of information via social media.
Although she has not always ruled in favor of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle regarding their independent attitude (she recently vetoed their request to form their own court, independent of the Palace of Buckingham), she probably endorsed their approval. new Instagram account.
The account, which has the pseudonym @sussexroyal, attracted more than 1.2 million followers during the first hours of activity, which shows that
As for who exactly manages the account, no information has been disclosed. Therefore, it is unclear whether it is Prince Harry and Meghan Markle who publish things or a member of their staff.
What kind of things will the royal couple publish?
Prior to her marriage to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle was very active on social media. She had a popular lifestyle blog and regularly shared insights about her life via Instagram. However, her accounts were disabled when she became a member of the royal family, in keeping with the royal tradition.
She is probably very excited about getting in touch with Instagram and communicating with fans in a more personal way. The original message that the couple shared on April 2 did not detail exactly what it was going to publish, but it gave some clues.
In their first message, they stated that they were eager to share the work that inspires them, the causes that drive them and the important announcements. Eagle-eyed fans quickly pointed out that "important announcements" could include information about babies since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expecting their first child in late April or early May.
Whether or not they share personal photos of themselves or their baby, having their own Instagram account is a huge step forward for the royal family. This propels them to modern times.