Social media frenzy as Harry and Meghan join Instagram

Harry and Meghan have sent sovcial joined Instagram.

Called @sussexroyal, their page will highlight the good causes the couple support across the Commonwealth.

Their first Instagram post read: ‘Welcome to our official Instagram.

‘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.’

The account racked up more than 190,000 followers in the first 30 minutes, including celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, David Beckham and Blake Lively.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are patrons of a variety of organisations, including the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Invictus Games Foundation, the Rugby Football Union and the London Marathon.

Meghan closed her personal social media accounts after the couple got engaged in 2017.

She shutdown her blog, The Tig, soon after she and Harry started dating a year earlier.

In it, she shared her visit to Malta and Gozo in March 2015 where she learned more about her Maltese roots – and toured Valletta, Mdina and Gozo.

She even posed for a photo in a traditional Maltese ‘ghonella’ cloak with the Marquis de Piro and his wife.

Meghan’s great, great, grandmother Mary was born in Valletta in 1862.

Mary’s father Thomas Bird was stationed in Malta with the Royal Navy at the time.

Read more: Follow in The Queen’s footsteps around Malta