Much of Duchess Meghan’s pre-royal life had to change after she was officially linked to Prince Harry, and it can’t have been easy to say goodbye to her personal Instagram and The Tig, her lifestyle blog. Fans were over-the-moon when the duo revealed their royal Instagram account, @sussexroyal, on April 2. No information has been released about who’s behind the handle, but many signs are pointing to mom-to-be Meghan... Here are some of the reasons many think the Duchess of Sussex is running the account herself.
Meghan was born and raised in Los Angeles before moving to Toronto to film Suits, her hit paralegal show. It’s very apparent someone with an American upbringing has written the lengthy captions accompanying most of the posts on @sussexroyal. For example, an April 15 post used the term “diapers” instead of the British word, “nappies.” British spelling is used at times on the account, but it’s been pointed out that it seems like it’s sometimes forgotten. The same post thanks well-wishers for donating to their favourite organizations, and says “re-energized” instead of “re-energised.”
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Just one week ago, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex asked that you kindly consider supporting various organisations around the world in lieu of sending gifts for the upcoming arrival of their first born. Not only did many of you lend your support, you took action. Their Royal Highnesses wanted you to know the impact of your support – the direct effect your donation, energy, and action made! YOU chose to be part of the collective good, and you have made a real difference. Whether a $5 donation, £1000 contribution, offering to volunteer, or spreading the word – you’ve played your part. And on behalf of The Duke and Duchess (and Baby Sussex), we thank you so much. YOUR IMPACT: @thelunchboxfund will now be able to provide a minimum of 100,000 additional hot nutritionally fortified meals to children in dire need across South Africa @littlevillagehq received donations from all over the world (from UAE to Hong Kong and the US), they’ve increased their monthly donors, had a surge in volunteer applications, and re-energized their hard working team of 200+ staff and volunteers @wellchild can now provide 300+ additional hours of specialist care by a Well Child Nurse for a child with serious health needs, allowing families to stay together at home vs in hospital @Baby2Baby have received over 5,000 products to disperse to children in need, including cribs, books, backpacks, diapers and have received monetary donations from around the globe - from Guadalajara to Italy. You made this happen. Thank you.
The use of emojis
For Prince Louis’s first birthday, the mastermind behind the @sussexroyal account took to @kensingtonroyal to comment on Prince William and Duchess Kate’s post. The message was signed with a balloon and cake emoji, as well as the universal sign for hugs and kisses, “xo.” That again led many to believe it was Meghan behind the well wishes.
Meghan’s history on social media
The 37-year-old clearly has a love for interacting with her fans both online and offline. The former actress shut down her own accounts in January 2018, so it could be she wanted to interact with the rest of the world more directly again. The duchess has always been hands-on with her loyal following. Meghan had the chance to reunite with fan Hannah Sergel while in New Zealand with Harry during their royal tour in 2018. Meghan and Hannah used to chat on Instagram. “She said, ‘Thank you for getting in touch,’ and then she gave me a hug and said she would read my letter that I gave her,” Hannah told New Zealand's 1 NEWS.