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Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry have just launched an Instagram account

Welcome to Instagram Harry and Meghan!

Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry have officially launched their official Instagram account, no longer sharing @KensingtonRoyal with Prince William and Duchess Catherine.
The launch of their official Instagram account, @sussexroyal, comes just in time for the royal couple to welcome their first child into the world this month.
According to People, a royal source has revealed Harry and Meghan will use the Instagram account for both their work and their personal moments - so it's the perfect place to share new pictures of Baby Sussex!
Their first post featured a whole collection of photos, beginning with a simple image of their joint monogram with text below which reads: "Official Instagram for their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Sussex."
The image is followed by pcitures of the couple during their royal tours and undertaking their respective charity work.
The royal couple captioned the images: "'Welcome to our official Instagram; we look forward to sharing the work that drives us, the causes we support, important announcements, and the opportunity to shine a light on key issues.
"We thank you for your support, and welcome you to @sussexroyal.' - Harry & Meghan," the couple signs it off.
And after just five hours after posting their first photo, the post has already received more than 345,000 likes and the couple already have 793,000 followers!

Shortly after Meghan and Harry launched their Instagram account the Kensington Palace Twitter and Instagram accounts changed their profile pictures and biographies to centre around William and Kate.
Both pages previously had a photo of the Fab Four during their first appearance together at the Royal Foundation Forum in 2018, but now feature the adorable family Christmas card the Cambridges shared last year.
They also shared a gorgeous photo of Harry and Meghan on their page, encouraging people to follow their new account, @sussexroyal.
"Welcome to Instagram, @SussexRoyal," the caption begins.
"Follow @SussexRoyal for more on the work of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
"Follow @KensingtonRoyal for more on the work of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge."
And they're not the only ones who've welcomed Prince Harry and Meghan - Princess Eugenie welcomed the couple on her personal account with a photo from their engagement announcement captioned: "Welcome cousins @sussexroyal."
While the official Royal family's account also announced the launch of the new account.

While there's no Twitter account yet announced for Harry and Meghan, with the Kensington Palace Twitter account now solely focused on Kate and William, it's likely there's one on the way, or the royal parents-to-be will share the @RoyalFamily Twitter account with the Queen and other members of the Royal Family like Princess Anne and the Lord and Countess of Wessex.
The creation of the new account comes after the confirmation that Harry and Meghan have split from the Kensington Palace court, to form their own royal household, with their official office moving to Buckingham Palace.
This also falls in line with their move out of their Kensington Palace cottage and into their first family home Frogmore Cottage in Windsor.
Before marrying into the Royal family and deleting her blog The Tig and social media accounts, Meghan was an avid 'grammer, and often posted pics of her enjoying delicious food and wine, pics of her dogs and behind the scenes snaps from her days on Suits.
Meghan and Harry during a royal tour of Morocco in February. (Image: Getty)
With their first child due any day now, well-wishers and fans of the couple have come together to raise money for some of Meghan and Harry's favourite charities as part of a virtual baby shower.
The campaign, which began on Twitter with the hashtag #GlobalSussexBabyShower has already raised thousands of dollars for charities such as WellChild, animal charity Mayhew, which Meghan is patron of, and CAMFED, an organisation which campaigns for female education.
Started by 32-year-old Elle Harris (@freepeeper on Twitter), Elle says she is surprised at how big it's gotten, but says it's a good reminder that social media can also be a place for positive change - in reference to the online troll and negative press Meghan has had to endure over the past six months.
"For it to be something that benefits worthy charities and not some silly nonsense thrills me to no end," Elle told BAZAAR.com.
"I do hope that we can all be more positive online, and I include myself in that, I think we'd all benefit from a kinder online and real world."