Is Duchess Meghan writing her own Instagram posts? These royal commentators think so

And it’s all because of the word ‘diaper’.
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After an Instagram post was shared by Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry’s page @sussexroyal on Tuesday, the wording of the post has some royal reporters convinced that Meghan has been writing the Instagram captions herself.

The post thanks well-wishers and fans of the royal parents-to-be who donated to various charities in lieu of sending gifts and touches on the incredible impact those donations have made.

“Just one week ago, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex asked that you kindly consider supporting various organisations around the world in lieu of sending gifts for the upcoming arrival of their first born,” the post begins.

“Not only did many of you lend your support, you took action.

“Their Royal Highnesses wanted you to know the impact of your support – the direct effect your donation, energy and action made!

“YOU chose to be part of the collective good, and you have made a real difference,” the post continues.

“Whether a $5 donation, £1000 contribution, offering to volunteer, or spreading the word – you’ve played your part.

“And on behalf of The Duke and Duchess (and Baby Sussex), we thank you very much.”

The post then went on to list the four organisations the couple had spotlighted – The Lunchbox Fund, Little Village HQ, WellChild and Baby 2 Baby – along with the impact the donations have made for each, but it was the use of one word in particular that has royal commentators convinced that Meghan’s writing the posts herself.

The word in question? Diaper.

“@Baby2Baby have received over 5,000 products to disperse to children in need,” the captions says, “including cribs, books, backpacks, diapers and have received monetary donations from around the globe – from Guadalajara to Italy.”

The use of the word ‘diaper’ has many royal commentors wondering whether it’s Meghan writing posts because of its use of the American English word for nappies.

Supposedly if it had been written by someone in the couple’s press team (who would most likely be from the UK), they would have used the word ‘nappy’, as it would be more natural for them, the commentators believe.

Royal commentator Patricia Treble suggested the idea in a tweet, adding the informal style of writing also suggests she may have written the thank you post herself, with ITV News royal editor Chris Ship replying, “I think that is a given…”

Town and Country and Tatler magazine reporter Victoria Murphy also tweeted about the informal and personal tone many of the social posts use with respected royal reporter for Hello! Emily Nash tweeting back, again mentioning the use of the word diapers.

Chris Sharp also chimed in again tweeting in response, “I think Meghan has written many of those Insta posts. And good for her.

“Why should we not expect the principals to do thinks [sic] directly and personally.”

Since Harry and Meghan’s split from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s household, the couple have now moved their office out of Kensington Palace to Buckingham Palace and have since acquired their own press team and launched their own separate Instagram account, which broke the Guinness World Record for the fastest time to gain one million followers on the social media platform.

It’s perhaps important to note that Meghan and Harry’s head of communications Sara Latham is also from the US, so if she had written the post it’s not unlikely that she’d use American English words too, along with the fact that the charity Baby 2 Baby is also a US-based charity, so if the press team had written off of a statement from the organisation, they would have also used American terms.

Could Meghan be missing her days on Instagram? Many royal commentators seem to think so. (Image: Getty)

So while it’s still unclear whether Meghan really is writing her own posts, if she is she won’t be the only royal doing so.

Princess Eugenie has her own Instagram account and regularly posts personal images and messages.

And with Meghan’s history of a successful personal Instagram page and lifestyle blog, it’s definitely a high possibility that the Duchess has taken the social media account under her wing – and if that’s the case, we’ve got our fingers crossed for some adorable baby pics taken by Meghan when Baby Sussex finally arrives!

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