It turns out the royals love emojis just as much as we do

Those Millennials!

The new generation of royals is a hit with the public for the simple reason that they are relatable.

Gone are the days where we would only see a royal waving from Buckingham Palace balcony. Now they are accessible, all over social media, from Princess Eugenie dominating Instagram with her behind the scenes royal snaps to the Queen and Prince Philip’s Twitter account.

The most popular royal social media account however is of course Kensington Royal, the joint account for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the now Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

The account shares news, updates and messages from the royal four, with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis also getting the occasional mention.

This week however, the royals went even more millennial, using the ‘Highlights’ feature to save specific galleries of photos.

But instead of labelling each gallery with a title, they went with emojis alone – and we’re here for it.

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Their picks?

The baby emoji entitles their gallery of Prince Louis’ birth, the wedding bells emoji symbolises the royal wedding, and the lion emoji represents the world cup.

Other featured emojis include the body builder for the Invictus Games gallery, the top hat for the Queen’s garden party gallery and the swords emoticon for Meghan’s coat of arms images.

And this isn’t the first big change to Kensington Royal.

Eagle eyed millennials spotted a change to the royal Instagram account last month when Meghan and Harry tied the knot.

On the day of the wedding, the Kensington Palace social media platforms changed their profile pictures to include Meghan, selecting a photo of the four of them rather than the previous snap which just featured the original three.

Royals – they’re just like us!

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