Meghan Markle deletes her Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts

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Meghan Markle deletes her Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts

Palace statement says the actress is ‘grateful to everyone who has followed her’

Meghan Markle has closed her social media accounts, Kensington Palace confirmed.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: Meghan Markle visits Reprezent 107.3FM on January 9, 2018 in London, England. The Reprezent training programme was established in Peckham in 2008, in response to the alarming rise in knife crime, to help young people develop and socialise through radio. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 09: Meghan Markle visits Reprezent 107.3FM on January 9, 2018 in London, England. The Reprezent training programme was established in Peckham in 2008, in response to the alarming rise in knife crime, to help young people develop and socialise through radio. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Markle, who spent Tuesday afternoon visiting a Brixton community radio station with fiance Prince Harry, shut down her Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts.

The palace said she was “grateful to everyone who has followed her social media accounts over the years” but had closed them “as she has not used these accounts for some time”.

The decision to close her social media accounts is in line with her changing status, as she will soon become a member of the royal family when she marries Harry in May.

Senior members of the monarchy have official Twitter and Instagram accounts, run by the social media teams of their households, which do not normally feature personal tweets or posts.

Britain's Prince Harry (R) and fiancée US actress Meghan Markle meet well-wishers as they leave after a visit to Reprezent 107.3FM community radio station in Brixton, south west London on January 9, 2018. During their visit to the station, they met some of the presenters, content producers and staff, heard more about their training programmes, and met some of the current and former volunteers who have benefitted from the training. / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain’s Prince Harry (R) and fiancée US actress Meghan Markle meet well-wishers as they leave after a visit to Reprezent 107.3FM community radio station in Brixton, south west London on January 9, 2018.
During their visit to the station, they met some of the presenters, content producers and staff, heard more about their training programmes, and met some of the current and former volunteers who have benefitted from the training. / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

The exception is the Duke of York who sometimes writes tweets himself but signs them “AY”.

Markle will come under Kensington Palace after her wedding and social media postings will be made on her behalf by its communications staff.

In December 2017, the US actress had 1.9 million people following her posts on Instagram, and more than 350,000 Twitter followers.

Her Facebook page had almost 800,000 likes, according to BBC Online.

Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancée US actress Meghan Markle arrive for their visit to Reprezent 107.3FM community radio station in Brixton, south west London on January 9, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain’s Prince Harry and his fiancée US actress Meghan Markle arrive for their visit to Reprezent 107.3FM community radio station in Brixton, south west London on January 9, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Royal watchers were alerted to the growing importance of her relationship with Harry when Markle’s social media postings began to trail off during 2017.

In April last year she shut down her lifestyle website The Tig.

Source: independent co uk

Tags: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle