Published: Thu, April 04, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle break Instagram followers record

Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle break Instagram followers record

While the Duchess of Sussex has kept up a busy schedule throughout her pregnancy, she has no new public duties on her calendar as she prepares not only for their baby's arrival, but for the couple's move into their new cottage in Windsor.

Elizabeth is now 6-1, down from 16-1, while Diana is the second favourite at 8-1, alongside Victoria.

The three charities highlighted in the initial tweet are Mayhew, an organization for helping animals, WellChild, which benefits seriously ill children (Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended and participated in the WellChild Awards this past September), and Camfed, which seeks to educate women and girls in Africa. He added: "Royal punters are betting in their droves and they're clearly convinced that they know a baby Elizabeth is on the way".

It took just five hours and 45 minutes for Harry and Meghan's Instagram account to reach one million followers, Guinness World Records confirmed on Wednesday.

At time of writing, Meghan and Harry now have 2.1 million followers.

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And before Daniel, the title was held by Pope Francis, who gained 1 million followers in 12 hours in 2016.

In their first post, they said that they looked forward to sharing the work that inspires them, the causes that drive them, and important announcements.

"Ummm. hello! Welcome ❤️ We are so happy you are here." they commented, leading to 11,291 comment likes and 373 replies. However, the duo is now establishing their own royal household. This account is her first presence on social media since joining the British royal family. "We thank you for your support, and welcome you to @sussexroyal."- Harry & Meghan'. The split means Harry and Meghan will have their own staff at Buckingham Palace.

The new profile picture also came with a description change across platforms: "The official account of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, based at Kensington Palace".

Harry kneeled down to say hello to the pair and greeted the little one with a big smile.

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