Queen’s great-nephew deleted Instagram account after being dubbed ‘the new royal bachelor’

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Queen Elizabeth II’s great-nephew is rarely seen in public but joined other royals to pay his respects to the late monarch last week.

Arthur wore his Royal Marines uniform, while Sam, 25, who is an artist, was smart in a morning suit. One Twitter user posted: “Not to be unroyal but Sam & Arthur Chatto are so fit #PlatinumJubilee #thanksgiving.”

Another wrote: “Arthur Chatto really is a dish.”

A third tweeted heart eyes and flame emojis, adding: “Arthur Chatto in uniform!!!”

Arthur Chatto

Arthur Chatto is the grandson of Princess Margaret and great-nephew of the late Queen (Image: Getty Images)

Chattos at Queen's funeral

Arthur sits alongside his family at the Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral (Image: Getty Images)

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It is not the first time Arthur has attracted attention for his good looks. Back in 2019, Vanity Fair dubbed him the “new royal bachelor” after the then-university student posted a shirtless picture on Instagram.

Due to his distant royal relations, Arthur is not restricted by the same social media rules as those in the inner circle. So, in January 2019, the younger Chatto brother posted a topless photo of himself hiking Lochnagar mountain in Scotland. The simple caption read: “Trekking in the Scottish highlands.”

He gave insight into his life as a royal and even snapped a pic at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding in May 2018, writing: “Many congratulations to Harry and Meghan. Wishing you all our love in the future.”

Arthur amassed over 150,000 followers and had been known to post cheeky snaps, earning him the nickname “royal thirst trap”.

Arthur Chatto

Arthur was known to post cheeky photographs on his Instagram account (Image: Arthur Chatto/Instagram)

“I look forward to seeing this episode of The Crown,” one fan wrote, referencing the hit Netflix series featuring his grandmother Margaret.

Another wrote: “Prince Harry who?”

Arthur even received a handful of marriage proposals amid the internet frenzy over his posts. But to the disappointment of his loyal followers, the young royal later deleted his Instagram account.

It came during the same month it was revealed that Arthur would be joining the Royal Marines, making him the first member of the Royal Family to embark on the training course since Prince Edward.

Arthur Chatto in Royal Marines uniform

Arthur became the first royal to join the Royal Marines in 30 years (Image: Getty Images)

“He told the Queen all about it and she’s pleased and proud. Prince Edward has been very supportive. Arthur has even been going off into the wilds at Balmoral with all his kit and camping out as he prepares for the commando training.

“He has gone straight into the officer training in this year’s intake and is very keen and up for it. It’s a dead cert he’ll get a lot further than Prince Edward ever did.”

Edward spent three years in the Royal Marines as a university cadet but dropped out after completing one-third of his training.

Samuel, Arthur and Lady Sarah Chatto

Arthur wears his Royal Marines uniform at important royal events (Image: Getty Images)

Prince William attended Sandhurst Military Academy and became an army officer in 2006. He was later a search and rescue helicopter pilot for the RAF, undertaking 156 missions over three years before giving up his position to become a full-time working royal.

Arthur, a former personal trainer, proved his mental and physical ability in 2020 when he rowed around Great Britain for charity. He was part of the youngest team to take part in the challenge which raised £21,500 for the British Red Cross and the conservation charity Just One Ocean. It took them 42 days to complete the 2,000-mile journey, setting the world record for the youngest team to complete this route, and also for the fastest supported row.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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