A major change has been made to the Royal Family Website, which is one of the most popular webpages across the globe. Anyone who browsed through the site recently would have noticed that links to the social media pages of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Prince Andrew’s stand removed. Well, this has come months after three of them decided to step down from their roles as working royals due to various reasons. According to reports, the pages got delinked a month ago.
The Pages That Have Been Removed
@SussexRoyal, which is an Instagram account common to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, is one of the pages to be removed. Apart from that Prince Andrews’s Twitter and Social Media Handles have been delinked from the Royal Family Website. Meanwhile, the current visitors of the website can only see three links under the social media tabs. @TheRoyalFamily, which represents Queen Elizabeth, @ClarenceHouse belonging to the office of Prince Charles and Camilla, and @KensingtonRoyal, held by the office of Kate Middleton and Prince William are the ones that stand available.
When They Made The Big Announcement
It was on January 9, 2020, that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle came up with a shocking announcement that they are moving out from the position of senior members of the royal family. The couple stated that they will be splitting their time between the UK and North America thereafter. They got relieved from their public duties on April 1, 2020. On the other hand, Prince Andrew had stepped down from his official position back in November 2019.
The Instagram Page Launched In April 2019
For the uninitiated, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Instagram handle has remained inactive since the past few months. It was in April 2019 that the couple announced the launch of @SussexRoyal. With the passage of time, the page amassed a huge number of followers. However, after announcing their resignation from their public duties, the couple came up with their last Instagram post on March 30, 2020. It was officially revealed that they won’t be using the handle thereafter. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex thanked the millions of followers for the support given in the due course of time “While you may not see us here, the work continues. Thank you to this community — for the support, the inspiration and the shared commitment to the good in the world. We look forward to reconnecting with you soon. You’ve been great!”, they penned on the photo-sharing social media. At present, the account has around 10.8 million followers.
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