So long, followers! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle lost about 200,000 Instagram users after stepping down from their royal duties. The former senior royals’ fans on the social media platform now stands at 11.1 million.
The parents to 12-month-old son Archie last posted to the account on March 30. “Thank you to this community for the support, the inspiration and the shared commitment to the good in the world,” read their message with the couples’ signature. In the caption, the duo acknowledged the current state of the world as a result of the mass coronavirus outbreak. “As we all find the part we are to play in this global shift and changing of habits, we are focusing this new chapter to understand how we can best contribute,” they added. “While you may not see us here, the work continues.”
Prior to stepping away from the monarchy, they had a total of 11.3 million followers. Although their following may have dropped, they aren’t far behind Prince William and Kate Middleton. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge boast a total of 11.8 million users on the social media platform.
After announcing their decision to leave their royal life behind in January, the former military man, 35, and the Suits alum, 38, performed their final tasks for the monarchy in March. Since then, they spent weeks in Canada before making their way to Los Angeles.
The duo has been living in quarantine at Tyler Perry’s mansion in the sunny city, a source told In Touch. Located in the luxurious Beverly Ridge Estates, the family of three must feel very safe in the gated community.
The philanthropists’ new digs aren’t a far cry from their accommodations as royals. $18 million property is equipped with eight bedrooms and 12 bathrooms on 22 acres of land. The Tuscan-style home comes with a pool and stunning water features — not to mention the incredible view.
On May 6, the pair celebrated their son’s first birthday at the lavish abode. Additionally, they were spotted volunteering in their new city in April. “In honor of the Easter holiday, the Duke and Duchess spent Sunday morning volunteering with Project Angel Food by delivering meals to our clients,” the charity’s executive director, Richard Ayoub, wrote in a statement.
Although transitioning to a life of normalcy hasn’t been easy for the former U.K. residents, the Deal or No Deal alum has “no regrets,” another insider exclusively told In Touch. “Having some downtime has enabled her to reset and it shows. She looks and feels amazing.”
Despite their drop in followers, Meghan and Harry appear to be doing just fine.