Harry and Meghan Were Following These 23 Instagram Accounts—Until They Suddenly Unfollowed 22 of Them This Morning
Dear Prince Harry and Meghan Markle,
Rumor has it you may—or may not—be running your own royal Instagram. (We see you, “xo” sign-off.) Naturally, this led us on a fact-finding mission and a deep dive into all the handles you two have chosen to follow.
Then, this morning, you went and threw a wrench into things, unfollowing almost everyone (even @kensingtonroyal, the official IG of Kate Middleton and Prince William). Instead, you started following several charities and organizations in a move aimed at putting a spotlight on mental health.
We definitely applaud the move—but here are the 22 accounts Meg and Harry (shockingly!) dropped this morning (and the 1 they kept following). Fortunately, we have a feeling that they'll all be back next month...
She’s Prince Harry’s cousin—and was one of the first people to wish @sussexroyal a warm welcome to the ‘Gram.
Reminder: This is one of Markle’s first official patronages. It’s also a really good way to stay up to speed with London’s theater scene.
Yet another royal patronage assigned to Markle. This one looks after the welfare of dogs and cats in the British community. (Does anyone else remember Roobarb?)
This org—which Markle is now on the board of—helps unemployed women regain job skills.
The royal initiative spearheaded by the Fab Four (that is, Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Markle) with one goal: to change and improve the conversation about mental health. This was the one account they chose not to drop.
This patronage has been assigned to Prince Harry since 2007. It’s also one of the places the Duke and Duchess of Sussex recommended donations be sent to, on behalf of their soon-to-arrive royal babe.
Prince Harry is heavily involved in this organization’s efforts to conserve forests across the UK.
#tbt to when Kate, William and Harry ran a royal relay in honor of the 2017 marathon. Yes, Prince Harry is a patron of the annual event.
In 2006, this charity was founded by Prince Harry with the goal of helping vulnerable children and young people in Lesotho, the African country where the duke spent his gap year.
Because the Duke of Sussex is a patron for the Royal Football Union, the governing body for rugby in the UK.
The Royal Ontario Museum was the *only* Canadian account that Harry and Markle were following prior to today.
Harry is Captain General of the Royal Marines, a role that was given to him by the queen in December 2017. (Lest we forget the regal military garb he wore to his wedding last year.)
Another account with army ties: The prince is Honorary Air Commandant of this military regiment.
This new(ish) account follow was a nod to yet another one of Prince Harry’s patronages. Also, a must-follow for cute rhino pics.
This org gathers crucial data at the scene of emergencies and translates it into maps and—you guessed it—Harry is involved.
Prince Harry is president of this nonprofit—and recently applauded its conservation efforts with a post on @sussexroyal.
This sporting event, which invites injured servicemen and women to compete, was founded by Prince Harry in 2014.
In case you didn’t know, the fifth iteration of the Invictus Games will take place in the Netherlands in 2020. (Something tells us we should be following this account, too, for up-to-the-minute announcements from the Sussexes.)
Of course Prince Harry was following Prince Andrew (aka Uncle Andy) on Insta. He’s also Princess Eugenie’s dad.
This is the official handle for Harry’s dad and stepmom, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall.
Formerly the shared account between Prince Harry and Prince William, this handle now belongs exclusively to Wills and Kate. Expect to see a lot of commenting back and forth between the royal pairs.
VIP alert! This account documents the comings and goings of Queen Eliz herself.