Meghan Markle has joined WhatsApp and she has a favourite emoji

Yes, Meghan!

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Yes, Meghan!

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 Prince William and Kate Middleton’s love of emojis to Princess Eugenie dominating Instagram with her behind the scenes royal snaps and the Queen and Prince Philip’s Twitter account.

But it doesn’t stop there – it seems like behind closed doors they’re pretty down to earth too, with it emerging that there is a royal family WhatsApp group.

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In an interview with The Mirror, former rugby player Mike Tindall (who is married to the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall) explained that he and a few members of the Royal household have a group WhatsApp.

‘Me, my brother and then a few of Zara’s side like her brother Pete and the cousins are on WhatsApp groups. I wouldn’t say we’re cutting edge, but it’s just easier for some reason on WhatsApp.’

Could the royal WhatsApp group be getting a new member? It looks like it, with Meghan Markle announcing at the launch of her capsule collection, The Smart Set, yesterday that she had officially joined the messaging site.

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After being told by one of the charity’s clients, 28-year-old Paralegal, Selam Mengitsu, that they had started a Smart Works WhatsApp group for the women who have benefited from the charity, Meghan announced that she had just started with the app.

Yes, the Duchess of Sussex reportedly explained that she had just joined the messaging service but was eager for an invite to the group, and according to the Telegraph told the women that she might ‘pop in’ with her favourite emoji - the waving hand - from time to time.

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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.