Harry and Meghan's royal Insta page, Prince Andrew's social media accounts wiped clean from royal website
The @SussexRoyal Instagram page has now been taken down from the royal website
The website of the British royal family has removed Prince Harry and Meghan’s social media accounts, months after the pair stepped down from senior royal duties. Instagram page, @SussexRoyal, dedicated to Harry and his 39-year-old wife is not appearing on royal.uk now. Besides, the royal family website has also done away with any mention of Prince Andrew’s Twitter and Instagram accounts.
Only Instagram and Twitter accounts of the Royal Family, Clarence House, and Kensington Royal are visible on the website.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their plan to start a new independent financial life away from the palace in January 2020. In March, they stepped down officially and moved to Los Angeles with their son Archie. Currently, the family is living in Tyler Perry’s mansion in Beverly Hills. A book is also releasing on August 11 reportedly documenting the couple’s journey and the incidents that prompted Megxit.
One of the authors of the explosive biography ‘Finding Freedom’, Carolyn Durand, said, “Harry really was looking out for his family. His wife felt aggrieved, and they thought that the best decision that they could make was to step back, have a little bit more privacy but still be in a situation where they could carry on their mission, devote themselves to the causes that were so important to them.”
The second writer, Omid Scobie, added: “I think we need to really look at the overall picture here and what led up to that moment. Harry was already aware of some of the murmurings that were taking place behind his back within the royal household about Meghan. He'd also experienced some of his own friends speaking about Meghan or making negative remarks behind her back that word had traveled back to him about.”
The writers also claimed that the former ‘Suits’ actress’ “othering” made the 35-year-old prince become woke about racism. “Harry's journey to wokeness has been very public. We've seen him learning and educating himself along the way, but this experience of witnessing Meghan face racist remarks and commentary would have been the first time he'd seen someone in his life or someone he was particularly close to affected by it in a certain way. We talk about some of the more obvious examples in some of the media coverage but I think that the things that have flown under the radar are some of the othering of Meghan we've seen,” the National Public Radio in the United States.
Meanwhile, Andrew, whose association with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein created a lot of controversies, quit the royal public duties for the “foreseeable future” in November 2019. The last post on Duke of York’s Instagram stated: “It has become clear to me over the last few days that the circumstance relating to my former association with Jeffrey Epstein has become a major disruption to my family’s work and the valuable work going on in the many organizations and charities that I am proud to support. Therefore, I have asked Her Majesty if I may step back from public duties for the foreseeable future, and she has given her permission.
“I continue to unequivocally regret my ill-judged association with Jeffrey Epstein. His suicide has left many unanswered questions, particularly for his victims, and I deeply sympathize with everyone who has been affected and wants some form of closure.”
However, the bio pages of the three are still active on the royal family website.