The British royal family is about to get a little more social. Kensington Palace, home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, made its official debut on social media Wednesday. According to a report from Time, the palace, which also houses William's brother, Prince Harry, has joined both Twitter and Instagram. Their handle: @kensingtonroyal.
With just three posts under its belt, Kensingston Palace's Instagram account was at 80,900 followers as of Thursday morning. The Twitter page, which has released 23 tweets, is in the lead with just over 101,000 followers. The 77 accounts the palace is following on Twitter include the British Embassy, Prime Minister David Cameron, Prince William’s wildlife foundation United for Wildlife, the NBA, Hillary Clinton and the White House.
Prince Harry is the only member of the royal family to make a personal appearance on the accounts so far. On Wednesday, the palace shared an image of the 30-year-old prince posing next to retired NBA player Dikembe Mutombo. “Prince Harry stands on his tiptoes but still fails to measure up,” read the image’s caption. The image, which was also shared on Twitter, was reportedly taken at the Royal Foundation’s Coach Core graduation ceremony at St. James’ Palace Wednesday. Harry was present to hand out certificates to graduates alongside NBA star Carmelo Anthony.
â€” Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) January 14, 2015
While new photos of Prince William and Kate Middleton have yet to appear on the palace’s Instagram or Twitter accounts, there is a good chance we might see a glimpse of the pregnant royal online soon. Kensington Palace recently announced that Middleton, 33, will be visiting the Clore Art Room at the Barlby School in London Thursday. Her appearance will mark the official naming of the room, the ninth for the charitable facility, which focuses on teaching children with emotional and behavioral difficulties. During her visit she will also mingle with students and talk with education professionals.
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