Until recently, Harry and Meghan’s team shared the Kensington Palace Instagram account with Harry’s older brother William and his wife Kate.
However, as Harry and Meghan set up their own offices and continue to focus closer on the causes that are most important to them, they’ve obviously decided now is the time to make their mark separately. @KensingtonRoyal will now belong solely to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their family.
To those of you who’ve been mourning the loss of Meghan Markle’s Instagram account, we have good news: an official account has been created for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The account, @SussexRoyal, is the newest addition to the existing group of official royal social media accounts.
The first post from the royal couple features a gallery of fun images of the couple, with a sweet message to their fans: “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”
Harry and Meghan’s new account chalked up over 100K followers within 20 minutes of going live, and no doubt by the time you’ve read this, there’ll be some more zeros on that number. Perhaps Instagram will be the first place we see a photo of baby Sussex, who’s due later this month?
Prince Harry’s “Australian Grandma” Has Died Just Days After Receiving a Letter From Him
On April 2, the family of Prince Harry’s “Australian grandma” Daphne Dunne shared the sad news that she has died. The Sydney resident died just a few days after her 99th birthday, for which she received a card from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Part of their sweet letter read, “We hope you have a wonderful celebration surrounded by family and friends and that you’ve managed to escape hospital.”
Harry first met Daphne in 2015, during a military trip to Australia. They met again two years later, then most recently in October during Harry and Meghan’s royal tour of Australia, New Zealand, Tonga, and Fiji. This time, Harry made sure to introduce his wife to his oldest fan. Meghan told Daphne “hopefully next time we see you, we’ll have a little one with us,” as prior to the trip, Kensington Palace had announced her pregnancy.
Sadly, Daphne won’t get to meet baby Sussex, but she did at least get one final message from her beloved royals before she died. As her family shared the news, they did so with a poignant message: “It is fitting that Daphne passed away on the first of April as it is a month of renewal, remembrance and reunification with her loved ones that passed before her.”
Ahead, get a closer look at all of Daphne’s sweet interactions with Harry and the moment she met Meghan, who she claimed was “just what the prince needs.”