Why Princess Eugenie is allowed Instagram, but other members of the royal family aren’t

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    You’d be forgiven for presuming that all members of the royal family are not permitted to have social media accounts.

    But thats’s actually not the case, as Princess Eugenie, daughter of Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York, is on Instagram.

    Meghan Markle famously deactivated her social media accounts and lifestyle blog, The Tig, shortly after becoming engaged to Prince Harry – much to the chagrin of her followers.

    Meanwhile Princess Eugenie set up her Instagram account in March, much to the delight of royal fans everywhere. So why is she allowed to be on social media, while other royals are not?

    It all comes down to the fact that she technically isn’t a working member of the royal family.

    While she does attend make public appearances with other members of the royal family, such as charity events, she doesn’t carry out official engagements like Prince William, Kate Middleton and co.

    Eugenie actually works full time for art gallery Hauser & Wirth, and has done since 2015; when she first got the job, a representative told HELLO! that the brand was’ delighted to have her as part of the team’.

    Anyone else off to follow Eugenie in the hope that Meghan pops up on her feed one day?

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