Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Post on Social Media for the First Time Since Their Resignation

  • Post-resignation from being senior members of the Royal Family, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry posted on Instagram for the first time.
  • It's a post of their recent social engagement, ignoring the (massive) changes they and the Royal Family are currently undergoing.

The Sussex Royal Instagram account has just posted for the first time since announcing that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry would be resigning as senior royals, setting up a home/s in North America, and living more privately away from the British press. And it's...a totally banal look at their engagement earlier this week?

The post reads,

If I wanted to be a bit snarky, this is definitely a "business as usual" post despite the massive bombshell they just threw into the Royal Family, and I doubt some fans will be fooled. In my non-expert opinion, it makes them look a teeny-tiny bit disingenuous. For all we knew at the time, the couple was still planning on continuing their royal duties for the foreseeable future. And who knows whether they're ever going to undertake a royal ending ever again (or for a long time to come).

The comments on the post are filled with lots of love too. "Wishing you both all the happiness in the world on your new adventures ❤️" wrote one fan. "We support you 110%❤️🥰" wrote another. I'm sure the critical ones are coming, but it's nice to see support for the couple as well during what's very likely a tough time for them.

Here's the post:


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