Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Have Been on Instagram for One Day and They Already Broke a Record
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, are officially on Instagram. You may already know that, however, because it appears we all followed the royal couple at once.
The account, Marie Claire reported, took just under six hours to reach one million fans. As of Wednesday morning, it already had more than 2.5 million followers. (The previous record for the fastest-growing account to hit one million followers was held by Korean pop star Kang Daniel, according to The BBC. He hit the mark in 11 hours and 36 minutes in January.)
So far, the page only has one post, which is a slideshow of previously unreleased images from the duo’s first year as a married couple.
“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,” the couple wrote in the caption of their first post. “We thank you for your support, and welcome you to @sussexroyal.- Harry & Meghan.”
But, don’t get too excited over the royals' new social media accounts. Royal reporter Rebecca English reported on Twitter that the Sussexes have no plans to create a Twitter account (yet) as part of the "transition" to their new household.
While there’s no telling how often the royals will post on their feed, there is one photo you can likely expect: The first image of their new baby when he or she arrives in a few weeks. It’s become a new royal tradition to announce the birth of royal babies on social media, after all. Though Prince William and Kate Middleton announced the birth of both Princess Charlotte and Prince George on the family’s main account, it wouldn’t be too surprising if Harry and Meghan chose to share the news on their personal account first.
But, maybe make sure to follow all of Kensington Palace’s accounts, you know, just in case.