The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made headlines last week when they unfollowed every account on Instagram. Yet, they are now following 15 new accounts that are “Forces for Change.” See how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Instagram is impacting these small charities.
Earlier today, Meghan and Prince Harry’s joint Instagram @Sussexroyal revealed the new accounts they would follow this month with a post. “This month we turned to you for ideas of accounts to follow featuring people, organisations and causes that you find inspiring or noteworthy.”
When explaining how the accounts followed were selected, the royals wrote “Many of you have suggested that we use this month as an opportunity to highlight lesser known organisations” and also shine light on amazing people who are not getting enough recognition for their work.
Also, the caption explained that these accounts highlight charities “persevering at the grassroots level, connecting our global community through a shared lens of giving back.”
To conclude, the couple wrote “Thank you for being part of this collective conversation with us; we hope everyone has enjoyed discovering many of these accounts and engaging with each other on how we can all be Forces For Change.”
The post and act of following only these accounts has also received great praise from fans and followers.
“You both are revolutionizing how we can use social media to connect, debate and make the greater good” commented one follower.
Another supporter wrote, “An innovate and creative way to use this platform. You inspire us.”
The idea of allowing their followers to choose what charities to follow and highlight stemmed from the British Vogue September issue Meghan Markle guest edited. The theme of the issue is “Forces for Change.” Therefore, the goal was for followers to contribute accounts that are personal forces for change.
The 15 accounts being followed this month are:
Pawsitive Change Program
Waves for Change
Free Wheelchair Mission
Plan International UK
Earth Day Network
Love the Oceans
Art of Hope Global
Global Wellness Day
Tiny Tickers Charity
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been praised for the broad variety of causes these accounts support. While accounts like Earth Day Network and Beescause advocate for nature and the environment, the pages followed cover many important causes.
For instance, the animal shelter Pawsitive Change Program is followed. Additionally, an organization that works to detect and treat heart defects in babies, Tiny Tickers is followed.
Many of these new accounts have very small followings. The impact of having the Sussex’s support will be monumental for these charities. We love seeing Meghan Markle and Prince Harry use their following to create positive change. Be sure to check out these 15 amazing charities and accounts!