Prince Harry and Meghan launch Instagram account, break followers' record
Britain's royal couple, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle launched their Instagram account, 'sussexroyal', on April 2, and in less than six hours they crossed the 10 lakh followers' mark. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a world record by gaining that many number of followers in the shortest time. The current count of followers on their Instagram account is 34 lakh.
'We look forward to sharing the work that drives us'
In their first post, the couple wrote, "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." This post alone garnered more than 11 lakh likes. A few pictures of the couple from around the world were also shared in the post.
The Instagram account was launched on April 2
Royal couple leaves behind K-pop singer Kang Daniel
The Royal couple broke the record of Kang Daniel, a South Korean K-pop singer. Daniel's Instagram account, 'thisisdaniel_k', gathered 10 lakh followers in 11 hours and 36 minutes in January this year, beating Pope Francis. In 2016, Pope Francis, head of sovereign of the Vatican City State and the Catholic Church, hit the 10 lakh mark in 12 hours of launching his Instagram page.
Kang acquired the title after posting a selfie in January
Kensington Palace's Twitter handle removes Sussexes from profile picture
Earlier, Harry and Meghan shared all their social media accounts with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton. However, after the debut of the Duchess and Duke of Sussex on Instagram, the Kensington Palace's official Twitter handle removed the couple from the profile photo and replaced them with Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis (William and Kate's children).
Sussexes to move out of Kensington Palace in few weeks
Separately, the Sussexes announced they would be moving out of the Kensington Palace, which they currently share with William and Kate, and rumors suggested that the reason is the tussle between the royal brothers. However, the couple, who is expecting their firstborn this spring, decided to move to Frogmore Cottage on Windsor Estate because they wish to raise their kid away from limelight.