AceShowbiz - Meghan Markle and Prince Harry joined Instagram in style. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined the photo-sharing platform by creating a joint account on Tuesday, April 2. Apparently, fans were overjoyed with the news as the royal couple has broken the record for the fastest time to gain one million followers on Instagram.
Their account, which is named @sussexroyal, reached the milestone of 1 million followers in just 5 hours and 45 minutes after being created. As of now, it has amassed 3.2 million followers.
Sharing a slew of photos taken during their royal engagements, the expecting royals greeted Instagram users by writing, "Welcome to our official Instagram; 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."
Recently, they shared some pictures of Harry meeting families, children and young adults at YMCA England & Wales in South Ealing. "There continues to be huge progress in smashing the stigma that surrounds mental health, but let's keep normalising the conversation. Let's keep reminding each other that it's okay to not be okay, and to listen to each other. After all, how we think determines how we act, how we feel, and how we treat ourselves and those around us," the account wrote in the caption.
"It takes courage, strength and honesty, but talking through your mental health issues often becomes the key to dealing with them. Just like physical exercise, which we all know is good for us; we have to care for our minds as much as we do for our bodies," it added.
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Today The Duke of Sussex met with families, children and young adults at @Ymcaenglandandwales in South Ealing as a continuation of his dedicated work in the mental health space. “There continues to be huge progress in smashing the stigma that surrounds mental health, but let’s keep normalising the conversation. Let’s keep reminding each other that it’s okay to not be okay, and to listen to each other. After all, how we think determines how we act, how we feel, and how we treat ourselves and those around us.” -The Duke of Sussex It takes courage, strength and honesty, but talking through your mental health issues often becomes the key to dealing with them. Just like physical exercise, which we all know is good for us; we have to care for our minds as much as we do for our bodies. 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives. It is a part of all of us. Have an unashamed conversation on how you feel, be empowered to share your story and you will see you are not alone. For more information visit @heads_together. 📷Royal Communications / PA
In related news, there were some cruel and mean comments despite the abundant of positive messages in the comment section. One of the abusive comments saw a person calling the pair "royal parasites" while another said, "run Harry, run." Another user wrote, "Getting make-up and hair done, wearing designer clothes and shaking hands? Is this work? Hmmm."
The British royal previously launched new social media guidelines in an attempt to tackle offensive comments posted to official royal channels. The royal family urges social media users not to write comments that "contain spam, be defamatory of any person, deceive others, be obscene, offensive, threatening, abusive, hateful, inflammatory or promote sexually explicit material or violence." Additionally, the comments must not "promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age."
The royal family's accounts are allowed to delete comments or block users that don't follow the guidelines. "We also reserve the right to send any comments we deem appropriate to law enforcement authorities for investigation as we feel necessary or is required by law," the policy continued warning.