Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Say Goodbye to Royal IG Ahead of Exit

Megxit is upon us!

On Monday, the day before they officially step down as members of the British royal family, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced they will no longer use their @sussexroyal Instagram account or update their website, SussexRoyal.com.

Though the pages will be inactive, a spokesperson said “both the Instagram account and website will remain in existence online for the foreseeable future.”

While posting an image that read, “Thank you to this community - for the support, the inspiration and the shared commitment to the good in the world,” the Duke and Duchess of Sussex also gave a statement about the devastating coronavirus pandemic.

“As we can all feel, the world at this moment seems extraordinarily fragile. Yet we are confident that every human being has the potential and opportunity to make a difference—as seen now across the globe, in our families, our communities and those on the front line—together we can lift each other up to realise the fullness of that promise,” they wrote in their final IG post.

The two — who married in May 2018 — added, “What’s most important right now is the health and wellbeing of everyone across the globe and finding solutions for the many issues that have presented themselves as a result of this pandemic. As we all find the part we are to play in this global shift and changing of habits, we are focusing this new chapter to understand how we can best contribute. While you may not see us here, the work continues.”

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As we can all feel, the world at this moment seems extraordinarily fragile. Yet we are confident that every human being has the potential and opportunity to make a difference—as seen now across the globe, in our families, our communities and those on the front line—together we can lift each other up to realise the fullness of that promise. What’s most important right now is the health and wellbeing of everyone across the globe and finding solutions for the many issues that have presented themselves as a result of this pandemic. As we all find the part we are to play in this global shift and changing of habits, we are focusing this new chapter to understand how we can best contribute. While you may not see us here, the work continues. Thank you to this community - for the support, the inspiration and the shared commitment to the good in the world. We look forward to reconnecting with you soon. You’ve been great! Until then, please take good care of yourselves, and of one another. Harry and Meghan

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Per the spokesperson, Meghan and Harry “will spend the next few months focusing on their family and continuing to do what they can, safely and privately, to support and work with their pre-existing charitable commitments while developing their future non-profit organization.”

The pair — who welcomed son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor in May 2019 — previously announced their royal departure in January in order “to become financially independent” and “to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America.”

As a result, they will lose their “Royal Highness” titles and will pay back 2.4 million pounds (approximately $3.1 million) in taxpayers’ money.

Last week, Disney+ announced Markle is narrating the original movie “Elephant,” which follows a mother-son elephant pair who journey hundreds of miles across the vast Kalahari Desert.

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