Harry and Meghan take the crown for Instagram record

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Included in their first post is a few photos of the couple together on royal visits.

News Agency of Nigeria reports that the account broke the Guinness World record for the fastest time to gain one million followers on Instagram.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex launched their joint Instagram account, sharing first images on the social network Tuesday evening.

There was some excitement on the royal front today, which saw the launch of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's official Instagram account. The implication is clear - they'll be using one of the most popular social media platforms in the world to spread their message.

With just a single gallery post the account was attracting followers by the thousands.

The flurry of action may be fuelled by the fact that Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, deleted all her personal social media accounts ahead of her wedding to Harry in May 2018. It took him 11 hours and 36 minutes to set the record, more than double the amount of time it took the Duke and Duchess.

The couple first began dating in Summer 2016 and made their first official public appearance as a couple at the Invictus Games in Toronto, where Markle previously filmed the hit-show Suits. "We thank you for your support, and welcome you to @sussexroyal."- Harry & Meghan.'Harry and Meghan are on Instagram!

But as The Cut points out, the royal couple's fans hoped that once Harry and Meghan split households from William and Kate, they'd get their own account.

There is also a chance that the new arrival could share a birthday with their great-grandma, the Queen, if the birth is on April 21st (7/1).

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