Here’s why Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry unfollowed Duchess Catherine and Prince William on Instagram

It’s actually for a pretty meaningful reason.
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Unless you’re an eagle-eyed fan, you probably didn’t notice that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Instagram account went from following 23 people, down to an even more exclusive list of just 16 and none of them are royal family accounts.

While Harry and Meghan had previously followed royal accounts like Kensington Royal, Clarence House and Princess Eugenie, the reason for unfollowing the accounts actually has a very meaningful reason.

In an Instagram post on Wednesday, the royal parents-to-be explained that this month they were going to follow organisations that work to “promote mental wellbeing, mental fitness, body positivity, self-care, and the importance of human connection.”

May is Mental Health awareness month in the US and it also runs from May 13 to 19 as Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK.

“There are countless organisations doing amazing work for mental health – please consider the accounts we’ve highlighted as a small snapshot of this global support network,” the post continues.

“We are all in this together. We invite you to explore the extraordinary stories of strength, and the commitment to kindness as seen in the above accounts.”

Harry and Meghan explain that they’ll follow this same concept and change the accounts they solely follow based on a different theme or cause.

Accounts the Sussex Royal have chosen to follow this month include Headspace, the popular mindfulness app, Black Mental Health Matters, Talkspace, Heads Together which is the royal’s mental health initiative and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation.

Meghan and Harry will be following different organisations each month, to highlight a specific theme or cause. (Image: Getty)

The couple have also unfollowed their patronages and other organisations close to their hearts, including the Invictus Games Foundation and Invictus Games 2020.

The move comes just before it was announced today that Prince Harry will travel to the Netherlands on May 8 and 9.

“While in The Netherlands, The Duke will undertake an official engagement in Amsterdam,” a released statement announced.

“His Royal Highness will then travel to The Hague to officially launch the one year countdown to the Invictus Games The Hague 2020.”

However, with still no sign of Baby Sussex, it has us wondering whether the announcement confirms Meghan is due give birth sometime this week.

And while we’re sure Harry will hate to have to be pulled away from the newborn, we’re sure he’ll rest assured Meghan and the baby will be in safe hands with Meghan’s mum Doria, there to support them.

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