Princess Diana’s Niece Kitty Spencer Gained Half a Million Instagram Followers After Harry and Meghan’s Wedding

Harry and William's first cousin described the deluge of new followers as "a bit overwhelming"

Lady Kitty Spencer at wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

by Grazia |
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Lady Kitty Spencer, niece of the late Princess Diana and cousin to Harry and William, recently shared in an interview with Marie Claire Australia, that after appearing at Harry and Meghan’s wedding last May, she gained a staggering 500k followers on Instagram.

Any royal and royal-adjacent watchers would have been familiar with the 28-year-old model and philanthropist. She grew up away from the spotlight in South Africa, spending time between there and London when her parents Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer, and former fashion model Victoria Lockwood divorced in 1997. But for many people around the world, their first introduction to Kitty Spencer was at her first cousin’s wedding where she topped several best dressed lists for her beautiful green hand-painted Dolce and Gabbana Alta Moda corseted dress.

After the wedding, Lady Kitty said she woke up to half a million new followers.

“I thought I was in someone else’s account,” she told Marie Claire. “I turned off my phone – it was a bit overwhelming. I felt like someone was watching me!”

Her new followers would get to see posts from fashion week as Lady Kitty has walked the runway several times for Dolce and Gabbana; sailing trips in Capri, days at Ascot and at the polo and even nostalgic snaps from Lady Kitty’s childhood. She described that childhood she’s described as “idyllic” and “wholesome”, recognising that it may not have been so had she grown up primarily in London.

As for her new followers, it seems Lady Kitty is now over the shock and is adjusting to all the extra focus. She told Marie Claire, “I’m lucky, I get lovely messages.” “It takes a lot to ruffle my feathers, and it’s not going to be a negative Instagram comment,” she added.

READ MORE: Royal Instagram Follower Counts


Royal Instagram Accounts Ranked By Followers - Grazia

Royal Instagram Accounts1 of 7

@sussexroyal (11 million)

After joining in April 2019, Harry and Meghan have now surpassed William and Kate on Instagram.

Royal Instagram Accounts2 of 7

@kensingtonroyal (11 million)

The couple joined Instagram in 2015, they have over 8 million followers.

Royal Instagram Accounts3 of 7

@theroyalfamily (7.4 million)

Yes, even the actual Queen is on Instagram people

Royal Instagram Accounts4 of 7

@princesseugenie (1million)

The newlywed joined in March 2018.

Royal Instagram Accounts5 of 7

@clarencehouse (996 thousand)

Charles and Camilla have 800 thousand followers on their Instagram account.

Royal Instagram Accounts6 of 7

@sarahferguson15 (258 thousand)

We've said it before, and we'll say it again, Sarah Ferguson is an absolute legend on Instagram.

Royal Instagram Accounts7 of 7

@beayork (655)

Princess Beatrice has a private account, and has only accepted 655 followers. Our request is still pending (AHEM)

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