Royal fiancée Meghan Markle shuts down social media accounts

Her former social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have all been deleted

Meghan Markle waves to well wishers after visiting radio station Reprezent FM, with her fiancee Britain's Prince Harry, in Brixton, London  January 9, 2018. REUTERS/Dominic Lipinski/Pool
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Kensington Palace confirmed Tuesday that Prince Harry's fiancée Meghan Markle has shut down her social media accounts in line with royal tradition.

The American closed her Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. The palace said Markle "is grateful to everyone who has followed her social media accounts over the years" but "she has not used these accounts for some time." No worries, though, for royal watchers. Kensington Palace has accounts of its own.

The traces of Meghan Markle's former Twitter account.
The traces of Meghan Markle's former Twitter account.

Word of the change came after the two visited a community radio station in Brixton that trains youngsters in media skills. Hundreds of people lined the streets to welcome them. It was the couple's second official visit since they announced their engagement in November.

The US actress and the queen's grandson will marry May 19 at Windsor Castle.

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