Why Meghan Markle and Prince Harry unfollowed everyone on Instagram

The Duke and Duchess have stopped following all accounts on their royal Instagram.

As of the August 1, some of the 9.2 million people who follow the Sussex Ryal page noticed that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry had unfollowed every account and are now following no one. 

While the Sussex Royal page had followed a handful of accounts before, this removal is not a glitch. 

The royal couple aren't shy of a socia media cull, as they started refining their feed in May by unfollowing all friends and family - even Prince Harry's dad and brother. That's right, Meghan Markle and her husband don't even follow Clarence House (Charles and Camilla) or Kensington Royal (Wills and Kate). 

In June, Meghan and Harry showed their support for Pride Month by following charities and spokespeople to highlight awareness, and in July they were all about conservation when they followed environmental organisations. 

They wiped the slate clean on the first of the new month and have recently posted a call out for accounts to follow that will promote a "Force for Change" - also the title of Meghan Markle's British Vogue September issue she is guest editing.


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The post reads:

"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."

Followers have flooded the royal instagram page nominating people and organisations, already with over 32,000 comments. 

While the world waits a week to find out which lucky 15 accounts are chosen, Meghan Markle continues to push her other endeavours, including the "Force for Change" Vogue September Issue and the recent fashion line she will be releasing in the near future to support women getting back into the workplace. 

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