When Meghan Markle got engaged to Prince Harry in 2017, she had to follow royal protocol and delete her personal Instagram account, her website as well as bid farewell to her acting career.
However, in March this year, Princess Eugenie opened her personal Instagram account, finally giving the 18K fans she gained within three days an opportunity to digitally hobnob with a royal.
This has us wondering what the deal really is when it comes to the royal family's social media presence.
HELLO! has it on good authority that the reason recently married Princess Eugenie is allowed to be Insta-present is because unlike her cousins and the Duchess of Sussex, she isn't a "working member of the royal family."
Instead, she has a full-time job as an associate director at Hauser & Wirth Art gallery in London, where she has been working for the past three years.
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Very excited to be a part of Tribe, Studio Roso’s 33ft sculpture that hangs in the atrium of the new inpatient ward block of the Stanmore Building at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. This is the hospital I was treated for Scoliosis in 2001 and it’s fantastic this new building will be open to patients in December. It will contain a children’s and young people’s ward and two adult acute wards. Art can have a very positive impact on the healing of patients, reducing stress and anxiety, pain and improving mental health. Can you guess which is my face?? @rnohnhs @the.rnoh.charity #studioroso ?? by Sandra Ciampone
Princess Eugenie, who only follows 18 people, declared in her first ever IG caption that she "hopes to use this platform to share the causes, passions and people close to [her] heart."
We doubt Meghan Markle's social media strategy would be any different, as a dedicated humanitarian and all-round wholesome public figure.
But as the Royal website clearly states, Meghan Markle and Princess Eugenie operate on different levels of royalty - a fact illustrated by the omission of Princess Eugenie and her sister Princess Beatrice from The Royal Family page on the website.
Well we guess the updates and style inspo we get regularly on the Kensington Royal social media accounts should be enough to keep us abreast of all Meghan Markle's latest activities because for now, it seems like the Duchess' social media accounts won't be revived anytime soon.
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