The late Princess Diana would be “so proud” of what the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are doing with their social media platform, according to a royal commentator.
They broke an Instagram record by being the fastest account to reach one million followers and have since kept fans updated with their charity ventures and family milestones on the platform.
“Diana would be so proud of what Harry and Meghan are doing with their platform at the moment,” royal reporter Omid Scobie told Yahoo UK.
“Not just carrying out the expected official duties of a working member of the Royal Family. But, also being creative with it.
“Thinking outside the box, doing things differently. If [Diana] was around today, she would be doing exactly the same on social media.”
Since launching their account, the couple have used their platform to highlight and champion charities of all sizes.
They started in May by paying tribute to Mental Health Awareness Week by following and shouting about charitable organisations who promote mental wellbeing.
In June, they turned their attention to Pride Month and in July, the environment. In August, they turned to their followers for suggestions and asked them to nominate organisations that are a “force for change”.
In October, Meghan and Harry celebrated “community” and in November they honoured members of the armed forces and their families.
This month, they praised 12 organisations caring for those in need.
The couple also regularly share inspirational quotes on their Instagram account. Most recently, they shared a message from the late American author and motivational speaker Leo Buscaglia - also know as Dr Love.
The couple has also shared some intimate family moments. Behind-the-scenes moments from their royal engagements and tours have featured on the account, in addition to previously unseen family photos featuring members of the Royal Family, Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland and their son Archie, born in May.
A black and white photo, taken following Archie’s birth in May, showed the Queen, Prince Philip and Doria with the new parents and Archie. The photo also served as an opportunity to reveal Archie’s full name for the first time.
Rather than relying on the palace’s press teams to share the name with the media, the couple opted to let the public know their chosen moniker directly.