Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Second and Third Instagram Posts Are Here, and Meghan Is Nowhere to Be Found
Since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's official Insta handle, @SussexRoyal, was unveiled on Monday, we've been furiously checking our feeds to keep tabs on the latest Sussex goings-on. Except, it's been all quiet on the Instagram front (save for the first post, which we deciphered here)—until we got two back-to-back new posts about Prince Harry.
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Today The Duke of Sussex met with families, children and young adults at @Ymcaenglandandwales in South Ealing as a continuation of his dedicated work in the mental health space. ?There continues to be huge progress in smashing the stigma that surrounds mental health, but let?s keep normalising the conversation. Let?s keep reminding each other that it?s okay to not be okay, and to listen to each other. After all, how we think determines how we act, how we feel, and how we treat ourselves and those around us.? -The Duke of Sussex. It takes courage, strength and honesty, but talking through your mental health issues often becomes the key to dealing with them. Just like physical exercise, which we all know is good for us; we have to care for our minds as much as we do for our bodies. 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives. It is a part of all of us. Have an unashamed conversation on how you feel, be empowered to share your story and you will see you are not alone. For more information visit @heads_together.? - ??Royal Communications / PA
The second-ever post details Prince Harry's visit to the west London YMCA, where the duke showed off some of his dancing skills and perfect balance at a ballet class for 4- to 6-year-olds.
The caption is long and details Harry’s work with mental health awareness while providing a quote from the duke as well as stats and resources for those dealing with (or who know someone dealing with) mental health issues. It’s meaningful and relevant without feeling too stuffy. (But Harry and Megs, do yourselves a favor and get a caption editor, because who starts a sentence with a numeral?!)
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After serving in the @BritishArmy for ten years, The Duke of Sussex has committed himself to promoting the welfare of members of the Armed Forces and veterans. The Duke knows the lasting effects military service can have, as soldiers recover from PTS after battle or struggle to get back into the normalities of civilian life. Through his work with servicemen and women, The Duke has also seen how families benefit from extra support when their loved ones are away and adjusting to life back home. He met many soldiers and their families at the Lord Mayor?s Big Curry Lunch in London today. This is an annual event which raises money for @soldierscharity to support those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Duke?s work with wounded servicemen and women has included creating @weareinvictusgames, volunteering with the Army's Personnel Recovery Unit in London, trekking with wounded servicemen and women to the South Pole and in the Arctic and supporting a number of adventure challenges through his Endeavour Fund. The Duchess of Sussex was unfortunately unable to attend today, but has joined her husband in supporting the troops at the Invictus Games, Endeavour Fund and with the TILS Fund, as an extension of her previous work in this space. By participating in events like today?s, The Duke hopes that servicemen and women are recognised for their unique skill set and abilities, and that we all work together to ensure that they and their families have the support they need and deserve during and after service.
The third post is also about Prince Harry (no Megs in sight, most likely because she’s nearing her final weeks of pregnancy) and includes another lengthy caption.
This time, the post highlights the soon-to-be father’s career in the British Army and his work supporting wounded servicemen and women through the Invictus Games, as well as his work with PTS recovery and the transition from service back to civilian life.
The first photo in the slideshow is from the duke’s visit to the Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch in London today, where he met soldiers and their families. The annual event raises money for the Soldiers’ Charity to support those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The caption also makes note of Meghan’s absence: “The Duchess of Sussex was unfortunately unable to attend today, but has joined her husband in supporting the troops at the Invictus Games, Endeavour Fund and with the TILS Fund, as an extension of her previous work in this space.”
Fingers crossed for more duchess updates soon (but keep the Harry content comin’, y’all!).