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The Reason Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Have Unfollowed Kate Middleton And Prince William

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have culled their list of who they choose to follow on Instagram – and no one from the Royal Family made the cut.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex just updated their new social media page, unfollowing Kensington Royal (Prince William and Kate Middleton’s account), Clarence House (Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall’s account), Princess Eugenie, Prince Andrew and even The Royal Family (which represents the Queen and other members of the family). Their following list shrunk from 23 to just 16.

The couple explained in a new post that they are only following organisations that work to promote mental well-being, mental fitness, body positivity, self-care, and the importance of human connection” this month. May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the US, while Mental Health Awareness Week runs from May 13 to 19 is in the UK. 

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“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,” they wrote. “We are all in this together.”

The accounts include Heads Together, Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, Headspace, Pandas Foundation and Oprah Winfrey’s SuperSoul Sunday talk show. Each month, Meghan and Harry will change their following list to reflect charities and organisations surrounding different causes.

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In addition to royal family members being unfollowed, Meghan and Harry also stopped following organisations that they otherwise support. They previously followed Invictus Games Foundation and Invictus Games 2020, accounts for the Paralympic sporting event founded by Prince Harry for wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel and veterans to compete. 

Their account also unfollowed African Parks NetworkRhino Conservation Botswana and Sentebale, the foundation set up by the royal and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho in 2006 to help children affected by HIV in Lesotho and Botswana.

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