Starting and building a social media account gradually to attract followers is sometimes a big deal on it own, but the royal sweethearts, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry showed just how loved they are around the world and proved it in less than six hours when the Sussex Royal account went live.
On April 2, 2019, the couple formally launched their Instagram account and it was as if the entire world was waiting for that to happen. The account fetched one million followers within a short space pushing previous record holders backwards to the second and third spot.
The official confirmation of the record-breaking feat was submitted on Twitter by Guinness World Records. Previous record holders were Kan Daniel, who had one million followers in eleven hours and Pope Francis with one million followers in twelve hours.
Guinness World Records’ official confirmatory tweet below.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Prince Harry and Meghan Markle) have a new record-breaking @instagram account that reached one million followers in less than 6 hours! Find out more 👉 https://t.co/manigokiw5 🎉 pic.twitter.com/ShlfPzY33q
— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) April 4, 2019
Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, whose new @instagram account sussexroyal reached one million followers in less than 6 hours https://t.co/manigokiw5 🎉
— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) April 3, 2019
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