Royal couple breaks Instagram record of followers' number

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04 Apr 2019

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.

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'We look forward to sharing the work that drives us'

'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.

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Record

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

HELLO 👋🏻 @thisisdaniel_k OPEN #강다니엘 #KangDaniel

A post shared by thisisdaniel_k on

Development

Kensington Palace's Twitter handle removes Sussexes from profile picture

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).

Controversy

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.

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Where do Sussexes stay?

Asked 2019-04-04 20:35:34 by Muhammad Verma

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The Sussexes live in the Kensington Palace, which they currently share with Prince William and Kate, in a few weeks.

Why are Sussexes moving out of the Kensington Palace?

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The couple is expecting their firstborn this spring and decided to move to Frogmore Cottage on Windsor Estate.

Who held the world record before the Duke and Duchess of Sussex ?

Asked 2019-04-04 20:35:34 by Angel Bhatnagar

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The royals 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.

When was the Instagram account launched?

Asked 2019-04-04 20:35:34 by Muhammad Sen

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle launched their Instagram account, 'sussexroyal', on April 2.

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