We just realised today that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have unfollowed literally everyone on their official Instagram account.
But before you accused the Duke and Duchess of Sussex of thinking they’re above everyone else, there’s actually a good reason behind it. The royal couple has decided to use their social media platform to highlight certain charities. 15, to be exact.
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The objective is to push for more significant shift in strategy. In conjunction of British Vogue’s “Forces for Change” issue – in which Meghan guest-edited – the duo asked their followers to suggest organisations (charity, nonprofit, or activist accounts) that deserve more spotlight.
This is the first time where Harry and Meghan have sought input from the public. According to Vanity Fair, the post received more than 20,000 comments within the first 12 hours. As at time of writing, the post has garnered 230k likes and 32.9k comments. Next week, the couple will select 15 accounts to follow based on the suggestions given.
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For the month of August we look to you for help. We want to know who YOUR Force for Change is…. Each month, we change the accounts we follow to highlight various causes, people or organisations doing amazing things for their communities and the world at large. Over the next few days please add your suggestions into the comments section: someone you look up to, the organisation doing amazing work that we should all be following, an account that inspires you to be and do better (or that simply makes you feel good), or the handle that brims with optimism for a brighter tomorrow. We will choose 15 accounts and follow them next Monday, as we spend the month of August acknowledging the Forces for Change in all of our lives.
Source: Vanity Fair/ Featured image: Getty Images.