If you noticed something looks different about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s official Instagram account, Sussex Royal, you’re absolutely right. The newlyweds decided to unfollow some accounts of the royal family like Clarence House, which belongs to Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, as well as Kensington Royal, which they formerly shared with Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Along with those two pages, they also unfollowed Princess Eugenie, Prince Andrew and The Royal Family account, which Queen Elizabeth‘s brood shares. Although it may seem like Harry and Meghan are feuding with their loved ones, they actually aren’t. In fact, they have a really good reason why they cut the list of people who they follow from 23 to 16.
They explained it in a new post that they shared to Instagram on Tuesday, April 30, ahead of Mental Health Awareness Month, which is honored throughout May. “To pay tribute to all of the incredible work people across the globe are doing in this space, we are hoping to shine a light on several Instagram accounts that promote mental well-being, mental fitness, body positivity, self-care and the importance of human connection — to not just hear each other, but to listen,” they wrote.
“Each month we will honor this same concept and change the accounts we solely follow based on a different theme or cause,” Harry and Meg continued. “Please go to our homepage and click ‘following’ to see each of the select accounts and find out more about their work.”
This month, the duke and duchess are supporting Lady Gaga‘s Born This Way Foundation, Headspace, Pandas Foundation and many more. By changing up the list of people who they follow, they are making their own rules in the royal family! It’s a brilliant idea, if we do say so ourselves.
Thanks for raising awareness about this important cause, Harry and Meghan!