Meghan Markle has deleted her personal Instagram and Twitter accounts, fans of the Suits star noticed today. People started noticing that she wiped her social media presence after participating in her second royal engagement with Harry earlier today in Brixton, South London. Not long after she and her fiancé paid a visit to Reprezent Radio, her followers saw error messages on her profile pages.
— Meghans Mirror (@MeghansMirror) January 9, 2018
The social media purge is likely part of Markle’s transition to royal life. Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, and Prince William, for example, don’t have personal social media handles. Instead, fans get updates on their lives through the official Kensington Palace account (@KensingtonRoyal) on Instagram and Twitter. You can thank this handle for content like Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s official portraits, and Meghan and Harry’s engagement photoshoot.
Similarly, @clarencehouse is dedicated to Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall on Instagram, while @theroyalfamily keeps followers updated on the Queen and Buckingham Palace. (Though we’d love to see what Her Majesty’s personal Instagram would look like.)
The Palace has already been including Meghan in its public posts, ever since she and Harry announced their engagement. The account even shared photos and videos of the couple’s royal event today.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) January 9, 2018
Though her accounts were deleted today, it’s been months since Markle last posted on social media. According to People, her last Instagram photo was from April 2017, when she announced she was shutting down her lifestyle website, The Tig.
We’ll miss seeing Markle’s #OOTD photos, enviable travel images, and pictures with her pups. Congratulations to the clever fans who took screenshots.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR US