Meghan Markle shuts down social media accounts

By: Meaghan Wray

The days of following Meghan Markle’s fun and inspiring social media posts have come to a close! The bride-to-be has shut down her Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts only two months after saying “yes” to Prince Harry’s romantic proposal.

A palace source has confirmed that it was a personal decision on behalf of the future royal: “Ms Markle is grateful to everyone who has followed her social media accounts over the years, however she has not used these accounts for some time. She has taken the decision to close them.”

Just 121 days ahead of becoming a formal member of the royal family, it’s not surprising that the former Suits actress has made this decision. Her accounts have been relatively inactive since she paired up with fiancé Prince Harry, and she said goodbye to her blog The Tig last April.

Though her 1.9 million Instagram followers and more than 350,000 fans on Twitter may be disappointed, the British royals typically stay away from social media. The only accounts they do have are official and run by social media teams employed by their households. Aside from the Duke of York, who occasionally logs on to Twitter and signs his posts “AY,” none of the senior members of the monarchy are responsible for their own social media work.

So, while the world has had to abruptly say goodbye to Meghan’s candid pictures with famous friends like Serena Williams and Misha Nonoo, there will certainly be plenty of official photos to come as we approach the royal wedding on May 19.

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