Here’s why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle won’t be getting a Twitter account soon

And we get it.

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And we get it.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry officially split from Kate Middleton and Prince William to start their own royal household earlier this year, something that has prompted rumours of feuds and fallouts.

Fans have been reassured however that the division of the households is a natural progression for the royals as they assume more important titles.

One of the ways that the couples split is on social media, with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle parting from the @KensingtonRoyal handle that they had shared with Kate Middleton and Prince William.

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‘Welcome to our official Instagram,’ Harry and Meghan posted as their first snap on the photo sharing platform, alongside a gallery of images showing their past journey. ‘We look forward to sharing the work that drives us, the causes we support, important announcements, and the opportunity to shine a light on key issues. We thank you for your support, and welcome you to @sussexroyal. – Harry & Meghan’

But while their new Instagram, @SussexRoyal, has gained 7.9 million followers in just over a month, on Twitter the couple seem to be unspoken for.

And according to royal experts, this is no oversight.

The reasons behind the decision are reportedly online abuse.

‘There are still no plans for the Sussexes to open a Twitter account,’ royal commentator Omid Scobie posted to Twitter. ‘I don't think they need to right now. With better cyberbullying measures in place, I can understand why they feel more protected being #OnlyOnInstagram — especially when baby photos are concerned.’

As long as we see photos of the Sussex family on one platform, we’re happy.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

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