One step away from Prince Harry: The Royals had already changed the display names on their Social accounts

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THE DUKE and Duchess of Cambridge have distanced themselves further from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after they undertook a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The social media display names for the @Kensingtonroyal handle had previously been Kensington Palace, but this was changed to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in May 2020.

The couple’s Twitter account was launched in September 2014 and initially represented Prince William, Kate and Prince Harry.

They then launched their shared Instagram account a year later.

Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Instagram account has changed (Image: Getty)

The rebrand comes as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge launched their YouTube channel today, expanding their royal social media presence as future king and queen.

The move also follows the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s two-hour bombshell interview with Orpah where the couple aired their grievances that led to their decision to quit royal life in 2020 just two years after Prince Harry married Meghan Markle in May 2018.

During the interview, Meghan and Harry also alleged that a member of the family – not the Queen or the Duke of Edinburgh – made a racist comment about their unborn son.

In a rare move for a member of the Royal Family, William furiously defended the monarchy following the accusations of racism made by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, saying: “We’re very much not a racist family.”

Prince William

Prince William have changed their Instagram handle (Image: Getty)

At the time of making the comment in mid-March, Prince William said he had not yet spoken to his brother since Harry and Meghan aired accusations against the family and institution in an interview with Oprah Winfrey.

He reportedly held “crisis talks” with his brother and Prince Charles after Prince Philip’s funeral last month.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge further carved out their own identity this week after launching their own YouTube channel with a montage video showing the couple at work and play.

William and Kate will feature in exclusive content posted on the popular video sharing site in the coming months.

Meghan Markle.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made bombshell claims about the royals (Image: Getty)

Buckingham Palace in a statement said the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would not “continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service” in February.

The couple were stripped of their royal patronages, but the statement added Prince Harry and Meghan “remain much-loved members of the family”.

But hitting back in a statement, the couple argued “service is universal” and offered to continue supporting the organisations they have represented.

The couple initially stepped down in March 2020 with a plan to review the arrangements after 12 months, but this was not renewed.

They said they would step back as “senior” royals and work to become financially independent.

As a result of the move, the couple returned their honorary military appointments and royal patronages, which are currently being redistributed to working members of the Royal Family.

A statement from Buckingham Palace at the time said: “The Queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of the Royal Family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service.

“While all are saddened by their decision, the Duke and Duchess remain much-loved members of the family.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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