Duke and Duchess of Sussex launch their own Instagram account

These include special moments from their royal tour to Australia last fall, Harry's work with the military and his conservation efforts with elephants, Meghan's bond with the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen and her growing connection with the public. "We thank you for your support, and welcome you to @sussexroyal".

It is expected that a Twitter account will be created for the Duke and Duchess.

Harry and Meghan opened their new Instagram account on Tuesday, posting a carousel of eight photos from their official engagements and autumn tour.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are preparing to welcome their first child ahead of their move to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor.

Sussexroyal is following a handful of other accounts - including those of other members of the royal family, as well as those representing their own charities and causes close to their hearts.

Meghan, 37 and Harry, 34 first followed Kensington Palace, Clarence House and The Royal Family, this was belatedly followed around two hours later by the Duke of York as well as several charitable organisations supported by the Royal Family.

The new account means they officially leave behind Kensington Palace, which will from now on focus only on the work of the Cambridges.

The Daily Mail notes: "Meghan did not understand all of this because she was new to the role and so Prince Charles told her that it would not be appropriate".

Kensington Palace posted on their page: "Welcome to Instagram, @SussexRoyal!".

William and Kate's Instagram, kensingtonroyal, has more than 7m followers.

  • Jacqueline Ellis