The Surprising Connection Between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Instagram Account and the Royal Wedding
The monogram has a special meaning.
Yesterday, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry broke royal tradition and launched their very own joint Instagram account. Although the couple had many photos to choose from for their potential profile picture, the two opted for something more meaningful-their offical monogram, which they first debuted shortly after the royal wedding, reports People.
Their official joint cypher features an intertwined "H" and "M" in the same cursive style as both Harry and Meghan's individual cyphers. Sitting atop the initials is a coronet, which features two crosses pattée (a type of Christian cross), four fleurs-de-lys, and two strawberry leaves. The monogram originally appeared in royal blue, but was changed to white with a blue background for the account's profile picutre.
Although the couple debuted the account just yesterday, they already have 2.5 million followers. In their first-and only-post so far, the couple shared nine images that showcase their special moments, including their royal tour to Australia last fall, Harry's work with the military and his conservation efforts with elephants, and Meghan's bond with the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen. The photo gallery ends with a dramatic black-and-white shot of the couple from their tour Down Under; the images shows them waving to the crowd while holding hands.
With Markle's due date reportedly right around the corner, it's safe to assume that the couple will use the account to announce the birth of their first child, says another People source. The two even hinted at sharing the news in the caption of their first post. "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," it read. "We thank you for your support, and welcome you to @sussexroyal."