- Meghan Markle hinted that she might be making the return to Instagram soon.
- Markle hasn’t been on the photo-sharing platform since 2018.
- In a 2020 interview she said she would never go back on social media because of bullying she faced.
Meghan Markle hinted at a return to Instagram nearly five years after shutting down her account with 3 million followers upon entering royal life.
“Do you want to know a secret?” Markle asked The Cut in an interview. “I’m getting back … on Instagram.”
While the news has yet to be confirmed, it would be a big step for the Duchess of Sussex.
Before meeting Prince Harry, Markle ran a blog and coinciding Instagram account called The Tig, where she posted about her life, including shots of her dog, food, and yoga.
The Cut reported that her Instagram account reached 3 million followers before she shut it down in January 2018.
“It was a big adjustment — a huge adjustment to go from that kind of autonomy to a different life,” Markle told The Cut about giving up her Instagram account after getting engaged to Prince Harry.
Markle’s next Instagram account was @KensingtonRoyal, a public account shared by her, Prince Harry, Prince William, and Kate Middleton — which Markle told The Cut she had no control over.
In April 2019, Markle and Prince Harry created the @sussexroyal account, where she had more freedom to post updates from her life and of her children. The account’s last post was in March 2020, two months after Prince Harry and Markle announced they were taking a “step back” from Royal Family duties.
In a 2020 interview with Fortune, Markle declared she’d never return to social media due to all of the bullying she endured, but that could change as she embarks on promoting her new podcast, “Archetypes.”