Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have unfollowed Kate Middleton and Prince William on Instagram

But what does it all mean??

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But what does it all mean??

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have officially split from Kate Middleton and Prince William to start their own royal household, something that has prompted rumours of feuds and fallouts, with the public fearing for the future of the Fab Four.

The speculation only rose last month when Meghan and Harry and Kate and Wills split from each other on Instagram, something that any millennial will know, is serious.

But while Harry and Meghan set up their own handle, @SussexRoyal, the two accounts made it clear that there was no bad blood, with Kate and William welcoming the Sussexes and their new account to social media.

‘Welcome to Instagram, @SussexRoyal!,’ Kensington Palace posted alongside a photo of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. ‘Follow @SussexRoyal for more on the work of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Follow @KensingtonRoyal for more on the work of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.’


Everyone was relieved that the Fab Four still seemed to be going strong, until this week when it emerged that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had unfollowed Prince William and Kate Middleton on Instagram.

Yes, really.

Harry and Meghan have recently updated the list of social media accounts they’re following - shrinking their following section down from 23 to 16 accounts.

And among the losses were Kate and William’s Kensington Royal account, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla’s Clarence House account, the Queen and Prince Philip’s Royal family account and other accounts including Princess Eugenie and Prince Andrew.

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What does it all mean?

Well, the royal couple were quick to explain their decision, following only organisations that ‘promote mental well-being, mental fitness, body positivity and self-care’ in the month of May in a nod to Mental Health Awareness month.

‘There are countless organisations doing amazing work for mental health – please consider the accounts we’ve highlighted as a small snapshot of this global support network,’ they explained in a post. ‘We are all in this together.’

Well, that’s that.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.