Prince Harry and Meghan Markle appear in nine of the ten most popular posts on both the SussexRoyal and KensingtonRoyal Instagram accounts, it has emerged.
The Duke, 35 and Duchess of Sussex, 38, who run the SussexRoyal feed, are prominent in the most beloved photos, not only their own account, but also the platform of Prince William and Kate Middleton, KensingtonRoyal.
There was one exception, the New York Timesand that was a cute image of prince George (6) and princess Charlotte (4) in their school uniforms.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge children were seen at KensingtonRoyal prior to Charlotte’s first day of school in September 2019.
Here Femail reveals the ten most popular photos of both accounts.
1. The queen meets Archie
SussexRoyal: 2,903,082 likes
The Queen and Prince Philip meet Meghan and Harry’s son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, alongside the mother of the Duchess Doria Ragland
Data from CrowdTangle, a social media analysis tool from Facebook, showed that the most popular image was a snapshot of the Queen and Prince Philip who met Meghan and Harry’s son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.
It was posted to the SussexRoyal account on May 8, 2019, shortly after his birth, and includes both the Duke and Duchess of Sussex alongside Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland. The family photo found no less than 2,903,082 likes.
2. Birth announcement card of Archie
SussexRoyal: 2,903,082 likes
The announcement of the birth of Archie with a post with the phrase ‘It’s A Boy’. It received 2,903,082 likes
Second was the announcement of Archie’s birth – when a message with the phrase “It’s A Boy” was shared on SussexRoyal. It received more than 2.9 million likes.
The message read: “We are pleased to announce that their royal highs welcomed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to their first child in the early morning on May 6, 2019. The son of their royal highs weighs 7 pounds. 3oz. ”
3. Sussexes first public outing
Sussex Royal: 2,865,770 likes
The first public outing of Sussexes as a family in May 2019. Meghan put on a white dress for the occasion while Harry wore his son to the members of the press
The third went to the first public outing of Sussexes as a family in May 2019, with photos from the Windsor event that generated more than 2.8 million likes.
Meghan put on a white dress for the occasion while Harry wore his son to members of the press.
The couple chose to introduce Archie to the world a few days after his birth with a photo shoot at Windsor Castle, instead of the immediate photo shoot Kate Middleton had chosen.
4. Archie’s baptism
Sussex Royal: 2,734,082 likes
A wider family photo of Archie’s baptism in July 2019, shared by Meghan and Harry and received 2,734,082 likes
In fourth place was an image of a wider family from Archie’s baptism in July 2019, shared by Meghan and Harry, who generated more than 2.7 million likes.
It contained the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland, Prince William and Kate and Prince Harry and Meghan.
Prince Harry also invited his deceased mother’s sisters Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale to participate in the family group.
5. Prince Harry’s first father’s day
Sussex Royal: 2,416,988
The Duke of Sussex, 35, holds a young Archie’s hand to celebrate Father’s Day in June 2019
With more than 2.4 million likes, a cute photo of the Duke of Sussex with a young Archie’s hand to celebrate Father’s Day, took fifth place.
The caption read: “Happy Father’s Day! And I wish a very special first Father’s Day to The Duke of Sussex! ”
It was one of the first glimpses of Archie before being widely photographed in South Africa during his first official Royal Engagement Meeting Archbishop Desmond Tutu with his parents.
6. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrate the marriage of Sussexes
Kensington Royal: 2,392,696 likes
A photo of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex from their wedding day in May 2018. It has been posted by the KensingtonRoyal account
The first photo of the Kensington Royal account was in sixth place – but still with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
It was a photo of their wedding day in May 2018 and was posted before the separate Instagram account of Harry and Meghan was created, when the two shared a platform with William and Kate.
No less than 2,392,696 people loved the image that Meghan saw lying in her wedding dress against a suitable Harry on the steps of Windsor Castle.
7. Meghan’s first mother’s day
Sussex Royal: 2,175,307 likes
Archie again grabbed attention in the seventh most popular image and achieved 2,175,307 likes. The photo showed how Meghan’s feet are being held to celebrate Mother’s Day in May 2019
Archie again grabbed attention in the seventh most popular image and achieved 2,175,307 likes.
The photo showed how Meghan’s feet are being held to celebrate Mother’s Day in May 2019.
It said: “Tribute to all mothers today – past, present, future mothers, and those who are lost but remembered forever. We honor and celebrate you all. “
8. Princess Charlotte’s first day of school
Kensington Royal: 2,130,163 likes
A cute image of Prince George, 6, and Princess Charlotte, 4. The Duke, 37 and Duchess of Cambridge’s, 38, two eldest children playing at KensingtonRoyal in their school uniforms prior to Charlotte’s first day in school in September 2019
In eighth place, KensingtonRoyal was in the top ten again, with a cute photo of Prince George and Princess Charlotte in their school uniforms.
It was enjoyed 2,130,163 times and marked the first day of the little girl at Thomas Battersea School in southwest London, alongside her big brother.
The caption read: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very happy to share a photo of Prince George and Princess Charlotte at Kensington Palace this morning.
“The photo was taken shortly before their Royal Highnesses left for Thomas Battersea.”
SussexRoyal: 1,868,851 likes
This photo was placed next to the announcement of Meghan and Harry’s decision to give up their royal duties
And although most of the ten nicest posts contain positive moments and happy occasions, the ninth illustrated the announcement of Meghan and Harry’s decision to give up their royal duties.
Posted on January 8, it shared the royal couple’s intention to become “financially independent.”
Part of the statement said: “We are planning to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and are working to become financially independent.”
10. The wedding day of Meghan and Harry
Kensington Royal: 1,987,437 likes
The Instagram account of the duke and duchess of Cambridge claimed tenth place with a nice photo of the wedding day of the duke and duchess of Sussex in May 2018
The Instagram account of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge claimed tenth place with a beautiful photo of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding day in May 2018.
It showed the royal family – including the queen, Prince Philip, the heir to the Prince Charles, his wife Camilla, Prince William and Kate and their children – in addition to the newlyweds. The image received 1,987,437 likes.
On January 21, 2020, the SussexRoyal account exceeded KensingtonRoyal’s follower lead – two weeks after the Sussexes announced their intention to give up their royal duties.
But on February 17, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge regained his follower and both accounts now have 11.2 million.