Earlier today Prince Harry and Meghan unfollowed everyone on Instagram. No, this unfollowing spree was not a snub at literally every account on Instagram. The Duke and Duchess did this for a very empowering reason. Keep reading to see why.
Meghan and Harry have turned to the followers of their joint @sussexroyal page to help choose who to follow next. In the spirit of Meghan’s British Vogue issue “Forces for Change” the Duke and Duchess are calling out to everyone for inspiration.
The caption of their image asks people to suggest “someone you look up to, the organisation doing amazing work that we should all be following, an account that inspires you to be and do better (or that simply makes you feel good), or the handle that brims with optimism for a brighter tomorrow.”
From the suggestions of their followers, Meghan and Harry will select 15 new accounts to follow this Monday. In doing this, they will “spend the month of August acknowledging the Forces for Change in all of our lives.”
Since the @sussexroyal account was made on April 2nd it has been paving a new path on Instagram. In fact, the account immediately broke world records, accumulating a whopping 1 million followers in less than six hours.
The account has now reached 9.2 million followers, and every month the Duke and Duchess follow an entirely new set of pages to highlight different charities and causes.
Despite facing scrutiny for unfollowing major accounts like the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and official royal page, Meghan and Harry assert that “each month we will honor this same concept and change the accounts we solely follow based on a different theme or cause.”
We are looking forward to seeing what accounts are chosen on Monday. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are most certainly “forces for change” in their own way!