Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in Time's 'Most influential people on the Internet', Kate and William don't make the list despite more followers
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been named among the top 25 'Most Influential People' on the internet by Time magazine. However, Kate Middleton and Prince William were snubbed and did not make the list.
The magazine was full of praise for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their "forward-thinking and cause-oriented" approach to social media and how it has helped them to "establish their identity beyond the crown." Harry and Meghan's Instagram handle, which is called 'Sussexroyal', had broken the world record for the fastest to touch one million followers when it was created in April, earlier this year.
Just six hours after the pair had started their new Instagram handle, they had touched the one million mark. By the following morning, the couple's account had shot up to 2.2 million. The couple's account currently boasts of an astonishing 9.1m followers and are around 400,000 behind Prince William and Kate Middleton's official Kensington Palace account.
The magazine entry read, "While baby photos are among @SussexRoyal's draws, most posts are dedicated to the pair's work as royals."
Despite the fact that Kate and William have more followers on Instagram than Harry and Meghan, they were not included in the list of influential people on the internet. Every month, Harry and Meghan's Instagram account to talk about causes which are close them such as mental health and climate change - with Time magazine noting that this strategy has helped to drive some major headlines.
It was just last month that Harry and Meghan confirmed their plans to split up from the Royal Foundation which they shared with William and Kate.
Other celebrities to make the list was President Donald Trump as well as the likes of Ariana Grande, Cardi B, and Jameela Jamil.
This is not the first time that Meghan has been praised for her more global influence, while Kate has been overshadowed. Earlier this year, Vogue had included Meghan Markle in their 25 Most Influential Women of 2019 list but had excluded Kate Middleton. They had also included Meghan Markle in their list of best dressed of stars of 2018 while Kate was left out.