Is This the New Instagram Account Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Will Use Once They Leave Kensington Palace?

The rumors appear to be true: Our favorite royal foursome are going their separate ways. Last fall, reports of a Kensington Palace separation between the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex surfaced. And, it seems that perhaps it could actually happen. After a decade of working together, Prince William and Prince Harry have allegedly decided to part ways and focus on their own individual royal responsibilities.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle move to Frogmore Cottage this spring. | Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

While it’s entirely possible for them to continue to focus on their duties without a major split, the brothers reportedly want to make things official and separate their royal households altogether. They have even considered their own communications teams. “William and Harry are working to make sure the Sussexes have an office that can support their family when they move to Frogmore this spring. This work has been underway since before last year’s wedding,” a source told The Sunday Times.

Kensington Palace Instagram

Right now, the Cambridges and the Sussexes share insight into their royal lives — including their duties and personal achievements — via a Kensington Palace Instagram account, @kensingtonroyal. But, with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle moving to Frogmore Cottage this spring — and likely receiving their own communications staff — the duke and duchess could officially connect with fans, diplomats, and other followers via a new Instagram account … one that might have already been created.

Frogmore Cottage Instagram

Some fans have already begun to use Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new home, Frogmore Cottage as inspiration for their royal fan accounts on social media. But, we came across one that seems like a good fit for sharing all things Frogmore on more official terms. Similar in name to the current Kensington Palace Instagram, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s future Instagram account could be the reserved @frogmoreroyal.

Unlike most royal family fan accounts, Frogmore Royal has yet to upload any photos, which leads us to think that it could be a placeholder. However, the account doesn’t follow any of the other official royal accounts (though that could be an effort to remain under the radar … for now) and isn’t set to private, as many placeholder accounts typically are. On top of that, the royal family has yet to even confirm the alleged royal split, let alone the rumors connected to such claims.

Royal family Instagram accounts

Even if the rumors — and the Instagram account — are true, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle might not share their lives via @frogmoreroyal for long. Once Prince Charles ascends the throne, all of his social media communication will most likely transfer over to @theroyalfamily on Instagram. This is where The Crown shares information on the monarch’s work, along with a blend of other royal family members like Prince Edward and Princess Anne.

If Prince Charles switches over to @theroyalfamily, his current Instagram page, @clarencehouse would be up for grabs — and, Prince William and Kate Middleton could take it. Should the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge move to Clarence House after Prince Charles ascends the throne, they could switch to the vacant account. However, there’s a good chance Prince William and Kate Middleton will remain at Kensington Palace and conduct their new responsibilities from the comfort of Apartment 1A, as Clarence House is not the official residence of the British heir — it’s just Prince Charles’s official residence. Before His Royal Highness moved in, his grandmother lived at Clarence House and he lived at Kensington Palace.  

Once Prince William and Kate Middleton step into their new roles as heirs to the British throne, their current responsibilities will need tending to. And, some suggest Prince Harry and Meghan Markle might assume their duties. If Prince William and Kate Middleton move to Clarence House, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could share all of their happenings on the Kensington Palace Instagram account again.

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