Meghan, is that you?
Ever since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle branched out and began their own Instagram account, @SussexRoyal, Royal watchers have noticed a couple of key clues which suggest the Duchess Of Sussex indeed writes her own Instagram captions.
For me, this notion was evidenced when Markle penned a guest editor’s letter for British Vogue recently and her tone seemed so similar to the wordsmith behind the royal Instagram account. While accounts such as these are usually managed by a social media monitor, @royalsussex’ words speak directly to the reader. They, in part, seem more specific than a safe, run-of-the-mill royal presser and a lot of the time are filled with very specific details which tug at the heartstrings – in the same way a post from Markle’s now debunked blog The Tig did.
For others though, the proof runs much deeper. On Sunday, a post on the couple’s Instagram referenced the American phrase “holiday season” and not the European word “Christmas”. “With the festive holiday season upon us, it’s also a reminder of those in need – those who feel lonely, hungry, homeless, or may be experiencing the holidays of the first time without loved ones,” it read. “It’s an important time of years to help those around you who may be less fortunate, or who would appreciate even the smallest act of kindness.”
Perhaps the most telling sign that Markle is behind the Instagram account is the spelling of certain words. In April, the editor of the account wrote “energized” instead of “energised” – the “s” is more common in the British style.