Did Meghan Markle Caption the Latest Royal Instagram Post Herself? It Sure Seems Like It

Royal fans are on high alert as we await Baby Sussex’s arrival. Luckily, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex just distracted us with an update on the charitable impact their firstborn has already made. But that wasn’t the best part: It appears their message may have been written by the 37-year-old duchess herself instead of the royal communications office. 

Yesterday, the Sussex royal Instagram account shared a photo of Markle and Prince Harry captured on Commonwealth Day in which they’re clapping happily. Their caption echoed the sentiments of the pic beautifully.

“Just one week ago, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex asked that you kindly consider supporting various organizations around the world in lieu of sending gifts for the upcoming arrival of their first born. Not only did many of you lend your support, you took action,” the message began.

They went on to congratulate well-wishers on making a social impact, writing, “Their Royal Highnesses wanted you to know the impact of your support—the direct effect your donation, energy, and action made! YOU chose to be part of the collective good, and you have made a real difference.”

And here’s where we began to suspect Markle wrote this herself: “Whether a $5 donation, £1000 contribution, offering to volunteer, or spreading the word – you’ve played your part. And on behalf of The Duke and Duchess (and Baby Sussex), we thank you so much.” Yep, they used a dollar sign instead of a pound sign. Of course, that could be because of the Los Angeles-based charity the duke and duchess included in the endeavor. Or Markle could have written it while getting a predelivery foot rub from Prince Harry.

The message went on to explain the direct impact donations made in Baby Sussex’s name have had. They wrote, “@thelunchboxfund will now be able to provide a minimum of 100,000 additional hot nutritionally fortified meals to children in dire need across South Africa. @littlevillagehq received donations from all over the world (from UAE to Hong Kong and the US), they’ve increased their monthly donors, had a surge in volunteer applications, and re-energized their hard-working team of 200+ staff and volunteers.”

The caption continued to highlight Well Child, which “can now provide 300+ additional hours of specialist care by a Well Child Nurse for a child with serious health needs, allowing families to stay together at home vs in hospital.”

Last but not least, the Sussex’s message offered an update on Baby2Baby and used a very American word to describe the donations. “@Baby2Baby have received over 5,000 products to disperse to children in need, including cribs, books, backpacks, diapers and have received monetary donations from around the globe - from Guadalajara to Italy. You made this happen. Thank you.” FYI: Brits call diapers nappies; Americans call them diapers.

We rest our case. 


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