Harry and Meghan officially break away from William and Kate

Danielle Stacey
Royal Correspondent
Harry and Meghan are now on Instagram. Photo: Getty

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have launched their own official Instagram account, following the announcement last month that they were splitting from their joint household with the Cambridges.

Kensington Palace announced the news on Twitter and the @SussexRoyal account already has over 995k followers – and counting.

Meghan and Harry’s first post includes a gallery of nine photos from their charity work and their royal tour of Australia and the South Pacific last October.

It includes a sweet black and white image of the pair with their backs to the camera, as they stand on the balcony of the Grand Pacific Hotel in Fiji. 

“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,” the caption reads.

Their first post alone, has already attracted over 387k likes, including one from Meghan’s best friend Jessica Mulroney.

The new social media platform has been set up just in time for the arrival of the Sussexes’ first child, expected at the end of April.

The couple shared this sweet snap from Fiji. Photo: Instagram/sussexroyal
And this one from the Invictus Games in Sydney. Photo: Instagram/sussexroyal

The couple are set to move to their new home at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor ahead of the birth, although there have reportedly been delays to the renovations of the Grade II-listed property.

They split from the Cambridges

Last month it was announced that Meghan and Harry have created their own royal household, which will be based at Buckingham Palace instead of Kensington Palace, which is where they used to share a household with Prince William and Kate Middleton.

The couple have hired Hillary Clinton’s former advisor, Sara Latham, to head up communications. Ms Latham will report directly to The Queen’s Communication Secretary, Donal McCabe. 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s office will continue to be based at Kensington Palace. Jason Knauf has been appointed as Senior Adviser to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. He was previously Communications Secretary for the Cambridges and Prince Harry’s office. 

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