William and Kate gave a warm Instagram welcome to Harry and Meghan following the creation of their very own Instagram account. An image posted on Kensington Royal’s official account, the one formerly used by William, Kate, Harry and Meghan, showed the Sussex couple enjoying a night out at the theatre.
The photo was taken in January from the couple’s evening watching Cirque du Soleil show, Totem. Just how gorgeous was the Duchess in her dress by Roland Mouret? The caption read: “Welcome to Instagram, @SussexRoyal! 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.”
The Sussex account reached over 213,000 followers, half an hour after being created. The couple shared photos showing themselves at various royal engagements and on tour. They also posted a picture never-before-seen from their visit to Fiji. The couple were photographed from behind, standing on the balcony of the Grand Pacific Hotel and waving to their fans.
“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.” They simply signed off as “Harry & Meghan,” read the caption of their first post.
Earlier this year, it was announced that the Sussex and the Cambridge couples would be dividing their households this spring, in time for the arrival of the Sussex baby. The Sussex couple is also preparing to move to their new home in Windsor, Frogmore Cottage. A Buckingham Palace statement noted: “The Queen has agreed to the creation of a new Household for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, following their marriage in May last year. The Household, which will be created with the support of The Queen and The Prince of Wales, will be established in the spring.
“The Duke of Sussex currently has his own private office, which has been supporting The Duchess since the engagement of Their Royal Highnesses in November 2017. This long-planned move will ensure that permanent support arrangements for The Duke and Duchess’s work are in place as they start their family and move to their official residence at Frogmore Cottage.
“The Queen has given permission for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to base their Household Office at Buckingham Palace. Their Royal Highnesses will appoint new communications staff, who will form part of the Buckingham Palace communications team and report to The Queen’s Communications Secretary, Donal McCabe. Kensington Palace will continue to support Their Royal Highnesses until that team is in place.”