Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle: Duchess of Cambridge meets Prince Harry’s wife to this
Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are two royal Duchesses, both incredibly popular with the public. But who is the most followed on Instagram?
Kate beat out her relative by marriage, former-actress Meghan, to have the most Instagram followers by the end of 2019.
Both the Cambridge and Sussex families have Instagram accounts, which they use to publicise their work.
The royals also use these platforms to communicate with fans.
Both Instagram accounts have a large number of followers.
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Prince Harry and Meghan have 10million followers on their account.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex follow 12 other accounts. They follow a new 12 accounts each month to raise awareness for charitable causes.
Harry and Meghan have made 173 posts so far, and they post a mix of images, videos and inspirational quotes.
Their latest post included a brand new snap of Harry and Archie, with the message: “Wishing you all a very Happy New Year and thanking you for your continued support! We’ve loved meeting so many of you from around the world and can’t wait to meet many more of you next year. We hope 2020 brings each of you health and continued happiness.”
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Kate and William, on the other hand, have 10.6million followers, just pipping Harry and Meghan to the post.
They follow 97 accounts and have posted 1,967 times thus far.
Their latest Instagram account post featured a snap of Prince William, sitting in front of a snow-capped mountain.
The post promoted the work of the The Earthshot Prize, “an ambitious set of challenges to inspire a decade of action to repair the planet.”
Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle: Kate beat out Meghan to have the most Instagram followers
Meghan and Harry do not have an official Twitter account.
In fact, a British man named Kevin Keiley refused to give up the @Sussexroyal handle to the royals.
In April he tweeted: “This is the original and only Sussexroyal. We talk about supporting Reading FC.”
However, William and Kate do have an official Twitter, @KensingtonRoyal. This account has 1.9m followers.
The royal line of succession – who outranks who?
The line of succession to the British throne dictates the order in which each member of the Royal Family would ascend to the throne.
It is also seen as a ranking of importance with the head of the line, the Queen, taking the place of ruler.
Older children come before younger children. Traditionally boys came before girls, but this law was changed on 26 March 2015 before the birth of Prince William’s first child.
Incredibly, Catholics are still excluded from the line of succession, as are children born outside of wedlock.
The royals, who usually stick to a strict protocol when appearing in public, often arrive at events in ascending order of importance, with the most important royal arriving last.
Prince Charles, 70, is currently second-in-line to the British throne, followed by Prince William, 37, his oldest son.
Then comes Prince William’s children, George, five, Charlotte, three, and Louis, almost one, and they are followed by Prince Harry, 34. Prince Harry is succeeded by his son Archie Harrison, born in May 2019.