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Princess Eugenie Just Joined Instagram

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Princess Eugenie has made her Instagram debut, becoming the first member of the royal family to launch a personal Instagram account in the process.

The youngest daughter of Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, and Sarah Ferguson joined the platform on 8th March to coincide with International Women’s Day with the handle @princesseugenie. And for her first post? A clip from Eugenie’s speech at the WE Day concert held at Wembley Arena last week, in which Eugenie spoke about her experiences with scoliosis

‘I can think of no better day than today, International Women’s Day, to launch my personal Instagram. I hope to use this platform to share the causes, passions and people close to my heart,’ she captioned the clip.

To date, Eugenie has amassed around 18.5 thousand followers, and has posted a handful of more personal snapshots which show a different side to royal life. First came a previously unpublished candid shot from her Buckingham Palace engagement photoshoot with fiancé Jack Brooksbank, in which the couple can be seen sharing a joke and laughing together (‘Think Jack said something funny,’ Eugenie’s caption reads). Then, for Mother’s Day, Eugenie paid tribute to her ‘legend of a mother’ Sarah Ferguson with a sweet throwback shot where the Duchess of York is carrying her two young daughters in her arms, both dressed in smocked sun-dresses that could be straight out of Princess Charlotte’s mini wardrobe.

Eugenie’s Instagram move is an unprecedented one: it’s previously been taken as a given that the royals would stay off social media, instead sharing news and photos through official accounts such as @KensingtonRoyal (for updates from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and now Meghan Markle), @ClarenceHouse (for the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall) and @BuckinghamRoyal (for the Queen and all members of the Royal Family). Indeed, after shuttering her lifestyle blog The Tig in the earlier stages of her relationship with Prince Harry, Meghan Markle has since entirely deleted her social media footprint ahead of the royal wedding in May. Could Eugenie’s blue tick encourage other royals to follow suit – by which we mean, could we see an official Prince George Instagram account in the next decade or so? Only time will tell, but our fingers remain firmly crossed.

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