Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s launched their Instagram account which has broken the record for gaining one million followers for the fastest time. The account, sussexroyal, was set up on Tuesday 2 April. Not surprisingly, it gained one million Instagram followers in just 5 hours and 45 minutes. It currently stands at 3.8 million followers. Just WOW!
The account has four posts, from which the first one was uploaded at 15:16 GMT on 2 April and it introduces the account as the ‘Official Instagram for their royal highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’. The post featured pictures of the royal couple and things they are passionate about. The other posts feature the couple meeting people and doing royal duties.
The caption of the first post says: ‘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.’
The account is definitely in the spotlight and their first posts received a huge number of likes and comments. You might be surprised, but Instagram itself posted a comment, which said: ‘Ummm… hello! Welcome❤️ We are so happy you are here.’
Due to a large amount of media attention and followers, Instagram crashed momentarily. This was probably a result of the fact that the Duchess of Sussex has deleted all her social media accounts and her blog, called the Tig, prior to their wedding. Ever since joining the British royal family, this is her first presence on social media.
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What an incredibly special surprise the grassroots led #globalsussexbabyshower was last Sunday! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are immensely grateful for the outpouring of love and support in anticipation of the birth of their first child. In lieu of sending gifts, the couple have long planned to encourage members of the public to make donations to select charities for children and parents in need. If you already made a donation, the couple send you their greatest thanks. If you are thinking about it, they ask that you kindly consider the following organisations they’ve selected, which we will highlight here over the next few days: @thelunchboxfund @littlevillagehq @wellchild @baby2baby The Duke and Duchess remain appreciative for your warm wishes and kindness during this especially happy time in their lives! Thank you for sharing the love ❤️
Currently, they hold the record for achieving one million followers for the fastest time. The holder of the previous record was K-Pop star Kang Daniel. K-Pop star Kang Daniel gained 1 million followers in 11 hours 36 minutes after posting a selfie with the caption ‘HELLO’. Prior to this, the record was held by Pope Francis, who reached 1 million in 12 hours. He debuted his verified Vatican Media channel ‘franciscus’.
As Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s baby is soon to arrive, we cannot help but wonder whether they will publish a picture of the baby. A picture like that will definitely set a new record which will be hard to bear.
Beyoncé and Kylie Jenner are the two celebrities which have had the most liked picture image on Instagram with their baby announcements. However, both were surpassed by world_record_eggwhose post now has over 53 million likes.