MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry look set to dethrone Kate Middleton and Prince William as Instagram’s most popular royal couple after posting adorable photos of baby Archie this weekend.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex currently only have 500,000 followers less than Kate and William – despite only launching their official @sussexroyal Instagram account just three months ago.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry shared an adorable black-and-white photo of their son Archie over the weekend[/caption]
Over the weekend, Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37, shared two touching images of their son Archie to celebrate his christening.
One black and white photograph shows the little boy cradled in the arms of mum Meghan as doting dad Harry puts his arm around the pair.
A second colour photo shows the new parents posing with the little boy’s grandparents Prince Charles and Camilla, along with Meghan’s mum Doria Ragland.
Unsurprisingly, the sweet photos racked up over 2.6m likes – making it their fourth most popular post to date – and tipped the @sussexroyal account over the 9 million follower mark.
The couple also released the official christening photo taken within Windsor Castle[/caption]
The sweet christening photos tipped the @sussexroyal account over the 9m followers mark[/caption]
The Kensington Palace Instagram account – which was shared between the Sussex and Cambridge households until earlier this year – has posted 1,841 photos since it was set up in January 2015 and follows 132 other accounts.
In contrast, Harry and Meghan’s Instagram has only 46 posts and follows a mere 15 other pages.
What’s more, the @sussexroyal account broke the world record for the fastest time for an account to reach one million followers when it was created in April.
Six hours after the couple launched their new Instagram account, they had already hit the one million mark – and shot up to 2.2 million the following morning.
The Kensington Palace Instagram account was once shared between the Sussex and Cambridge households[/caption]
Last month, it was revealed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had “hired a social media expert to boost their popularity” in a bid to overtake Kate and William’s social media following.
A source told the Mail Online: “Meghan and Harry have appointed a new member of staff to work on their social media accounts – starting in time for Meghan’s return from maternity leave.”
Additionally, a brand expert told Fabulous Digital that Meghan had wanted to “take control” of her image with a “highly-stylised” new Instagram account.
Since the account was set up three months ago, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have used the platform to raise awareness for mental health charities as well as releasing sweet images of baby Archie on both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.
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