Meghan Markle deletes her Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts
Meghan Markle has deleted her social media accounts, Kensington Palace confirmed.
Meghan Markle, who visited a Brixton community radio station with fiance Prince Harry yesterday, shut down her Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts.
The palace said she was “grateful to everyone who has followed her social media accounts over the years” but had closed them “as she has not used these accounts for some time”.
The decision to close her social media accounts is in line with her changing status, as she will soon become a member of the royal family when she marries Harry in May.
Senior members of the monarchy have official Twitter and Instagram accounts, run by the social media teams of their households, which do not normally feature personal tweets or posts.
The exception is the Duke of York who sometimes writes tweets himself but signs them “AY”.
Meghan Markle will come under Kensington Palace after her wedding and social media postings will be made on her behalf by its communications staff.
In December 2017, the US actress had 1.9 million people following her posts on Instagram, and more than 350,000 Twitter followers.
Her Facebook page had almost 800,000 likes, according to BBC Online.
Royal watchers were alerted to the growing importance of her relationship with Harry when Markle’s social media postings began to trail off during 2017.
In April last year she shut down her lifestyle website The Tig.
Meghan Markle was the queen of savvy self-promotion, complementing her acting career with a carefully-curated Instagram page and lifestyle blog.
From her thoughtful and intelligent tweets to her opinions on food and plonk, there was very little about her life that Meghan Markle didn’t share with her fans.
But today marks the end of an era, because Megs has finally deleted her Instagram and Twitter accounts.
She did away with her blog The Tig last April, but now she’s taken the drastic action of closing down her social accounts all together.
The princess-to-be has yet to say why, although speculation is rife that it’s part of an effort to protect her privacy now that she’s joining one of the most famous families in the world.
Culled from www.independent.co.uk and www.mirror.co.uk