The Royal Family, Clarence House and Kensington Palace Instagram accounts all regularly share photos of the royals. Currently, Meghan and Harry are under the Kensington Palace social media accounts where they reside and have their office but this could soon change once the couple move to their new office at Buckingham Palace. The Kensington Palace Instagram feed has an impressive 7.1million followers and their Twitter feed has 1.69million followers. As the royals do not have their own personal accounts, this is a key way for the public to engage with them.
A Palace source said: “Harry and Meghan have their own patronages, their own endeavours and of course their own identity so they will need to decide along with their new team how best to convey all of this to the people around the world who are interested in their work.
“It’s likely they will have their own social media platforms to publicise their work and causes, but nothing has been decided yet.”
According to Vanity Fair, Meghan and Harry’s activities will be grouped under the existing ‘Royal Family’ feed that is run by the Queen’s office.
A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “The communications staff for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will work as part of the Buckingham Palace Communications Team, and report to the Queen’s Communications Secretary.”
When Meghan and Harry officially break off from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, their staff will split and they may also need to change direction in their public outings.
However, the couples will remain joint patrons of the Royal Foundation and are likely to work together on bigger projects like their Heads Together mental health campaign.
A spokesman said: “This long-planned move will ensure that permanent support arrangements for The Duke and Duchess’s work are in place as they start their family and move to their official residence at Frogmore Cottage”.
The couple, who are expecting their first child over the next few weeks, will have their own offices based at Buckingham Palace from the Spring while the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge remain in Kensington Palace.
Hillary Clinton’s former campaign advisor Sara Latham has been appointed and will lead communications for the couple, while Christian Jones is now communications secretary to William and Kate.
The couple’s move to Frogmore Cottage sparked rumours of a royal rift between Kate and Meghan.
However, sources suggest the Duke and Duchess of Sussex wanted to move away from London to raise their family.