Meghan Markle Is Officially Back On Instagram!

Welcome to Instagram @SussexRoyal

Meghan Markle

by Elizabeth Bennett |

Back when Meghan Markle was merely a run-of-the-mill actress and burgeoning lifestyle blogger, she shared inspirational quotes, on set snaps and selfies with her dogs via her official Instagram account (@MeghanMarkle).

Unsurprisingly, when her relationship with Harry got serious and the pair announced their engagement, the account disappeared into the ether.

Kensington Palace said in an official statement that Meghan was "grateful to everyone who has followed her social media accounts over the years" but had chosen to close it "as she has not used these accounts for some time".

Now, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have officially joined Instagram, under the handle @sussexroyal. '"Welcome to our official Instagram' the pair posted on the site. 'We look forward to sharing the work that drives us, the causes we support, important announcements, and the opportunity to shine a light on key issues. We thank you for your support, and welcome you to @sussexroyal.”- Harry & Meghan'

Meghan Markle did make a brief return to Instagram in December 2018 - but it was apparently a mistake.

Eagle-eyed royal fans Down Under (and one Grazia staffer) noticed that Meghan had made a return to the social media platform. The Duchess’ official account, used by the royal up until January 2018, had been reactivated.

Meghan's Instagram account
Meghan's Instagram account

Has Christmas come early? Unfortunately not. We barely had time to look back at Meghan’s pre Royal life before the account disappeared once again.

Whether or not Meghan was behind the fleeting return is unknown. Could she be planning a social media comeback ahead of the birth of her first child, or is it simply a technical glitch? We, and her three million strong Instagram following, have our fingers crossed it’s the former.

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