Royals

Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry share their final Instagram post as working royals

The post will be the last on their @SussexRoyal Instagram account.

Today, March 31, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are officially stepping back from their roles as working royals.
While they'll still be the Duke and Duchess of Sussex when they transition, in a final post to their record-breaking @SussexRoyal Instagram account they signed off as simply, "Harry and Meghan".
The post, which will be their last on the account before it becomes inactive, thanks their followers for "the support, the inspiration and the shared commitment to the good in the world."

The couple also acknowledged the Covid-19 crisis writing: "As we can feel, the world at this moment seems extraordinarily fragile.
"Yet we are confident that every human being has the potential and opportunity to make a difference—as seen now across the globe, in our families, our communities and those on the front line—together we can lift each other up to realise the fullness of that promise."
They add that what's most important right now is "the health and wellbeing of everyone across the globe and finding solutions for the many issues that have presented themselves as a result of this pandemic."
They said like people across the globe they too will be focusing on how they can best contribute and play their part.
"While you may not see us here, the work continues," the couple writes.
"Thank you to this community - for the support, the inspiration and the shared commitment to the good in the world. We look forward to reconnecting with you soon. You've been great!
"Until then, please take good care of yourselves, and of one another. Harry and Meghan."
Meghan and Harry have thanked their followers in their final Instagram post as working royals. (Image: Getty)
The @SussexRoyal account, which was created just under a year ago, set records when it launched, breaking the Guinness World Record for the fastest Instagram account to reach one million followers.
Since then the couple has been praised for their social media approach after they created monthly themes for their account which saw them highlighting a new cause or theme each month.
They also made Time Magazine's 25 Most Influential People on the Internet list just three months after their account's launch, underlining the huge impact the royal couple had made.
The end of the @SussexRoyal Instagram account, as well as their official website of the same name, falls in line with the agreement the couple made with The Queen and Buckingham Palace to no longer use the word 'royal' in any capacity moving forward.
The move also sees them no longer actively using their 'His and Her Royal Highness' styling, although they will officially retain it.
According to a spokesperson for the couple "both the Instagram account and the website will remain in existence online for the foreseeable future."
Adding that Harry and Meghan will spend the next few months focusing on their family "and continuing to do what they can, safely and privately, to support and work with their pre-existing charitable commitments while developing their future non-profit organisation."
The couple signed off their final Instagram post as simply, "Harry and Meghan".
It would seem the developments for their non-profit are going well, with the confirmation the couple have hired former Bill and Melinda Gates staffer Catherine St-Laurent as their chief of staff and executive director for their currently unnamed charitable organisation.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared in a statement to BAZAAR.com that they are "proud to be joined by Catherine St-Laurent in this next chapter with us.
"Her leadership and proven track record working within two organisations that have tremendous impact in the world – the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Pivotal Ventures – make her an incredible asset and we are excited to have her on our team."