…and they didn’t have to flash a nipple! Dammit. So it’s been very clear Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan want to cut ties with that uptight Prince William and Duchess Kate, so they moved from Kensington Palace, set up a new office, and they now have their own Instagram handle as of yesterday. Who knew in the year of 2019 we’d all hop like a bunch of lemmings over a ginger and his former actress wife posting photos of them shaking hands outside British nursing homes, but I guess that’s where we are. The new @SussexRoyal handle notched the record for fastest-time to notch one million followers.
BBC reports it only took Harry and Meghan five hours and 45 minutes to surpass the million follower mark, besting K-pop star Kang Daniel’s previous record of 11 hours and 36 minutes. Unfortunately, we won’t be getting much scandalous stuff from Harry and Meghan. Instead, the royal family maintains their account will be used for “important announcements” and work that “drives them.” I know making Kate cry drives Meghan, so I hope a few sister-in-law spats make it to their Insta story. They’ve already put up a second post, so at least they’re not afraid to show off Harry on the reg:
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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
Guinness World Records also made the follower record official:
Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, whose new @instagram account sussexroyal reached one million followers in less than 6 hours https://t.co/manigokiw5 ?
— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) April 3, 2019
This is some real shit. I just checked to see who is following them, and the list includes David Beckham, Gayle King, and my mom – and she hasn’t posted anything to Instagram and claims to not know how to follow anyone, including me. To show how nuts this is, Harry and Meg beat out Pope Francis’ million-folllower time (12 hours) and David’s (25 hours). Now, we’re all size queens, so let’s get to the dirt. William and Kate’s @KensingtonRoyal account is sitting at 7.3 million followers while Harry and Meghan are just shy of 3 million after only a day. Why do I feel like Kate is somewhere in Kensington Palace figuring out how to announce a pregnancy (or even birth her next spare heir!) on Instagram Live just open up that lead by a few million??