Listen, there’s a lot of stories flying around about Meghan, Duchess of Sussex these days, including a theory she’s faking her pregnancy which we can’t even believe is a thing. But one story that’s left us wondering if there’s any truth to it is all about Meghan possibly running the Sussex Royal Instagram account. As a member of the royal family, Meghan is technically not supposed to have a personal social media presence. Since her actions reflect on the royal family, whatever she does has to go through official channels and is later posted to social media by royal staff members. With this in mind, fans are theorizing that she is actually the mastermind behind the Instagram account for her and husband Prince Harry and they have come up with some very unique evidence that has us questioning what the real deal may be.
Meghan’s followers have noticed something odd about the captions under a few Sussex Royal Instagram posts. Although the account is for two members of the British royal family, in which case you’d imagine the captions for each photo would follow British grammar and spelling rules, people have noticed some of the captions contain American spellings. This has led people to think that Meghan could be posting to the account and, because she’s American, accidentally slips back into spelling some words like an American would.
Case in point: in a recent post for the charity Baby2Baby, the last line of the caption includes the phrase “very special organization.” Brits frequently use the letter “s” in words that Americans would use a “z” for, so you’d expect this phrase to read “very special organisation” if it had been written by a Brit or for an account about two members of the British royal family.
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Last but not least, we would like you to meet @Baby2Baby! As we shared, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are immensely grateful for your kindness in anticipation of their baby. As a result of the inspiring support they have received from all of you, Baby2Baby is one of four selected charities they would like to introduce you to. As a native of Los Angeles, The Duchess of Sussex wanted to include a locally based charity from her hometown that helps children and parents in need. Baby2Baby provides children ages 0-12 living in poverty with the necessities every child deserves. In the last seven years, B2B has distributed over 50 million items to children in homeless shelters, domestic violence programs, foster care, hospitals, underserved schools, and to children who have lost everything in the wake of disasters. Please consider supporting this very special organization. Thank you for sharing the love ❤️ Photos courtesy of: @Baby2Baby
To be fair, the word “organization” could be spelled American style because it is describing a Los Angeles-based charity. Did the person who posted this have want to stay on theme? We’d be cool to accept that logic if there wasn’t other evidence to back this theory up further.
Example number two: the absence of common British words in captions. Below, you’ll see a photo and lengthy caption detailing why Meghan and Harry hope their well-wishers donate to charities of their choice in lieu of sending flowers or gifts when their first child arrives in late April. In this caption, the word “diapers” is used while mentioning the Baby2Baby charity once again. Folks have noticed how odd is it that the caption doesn’t use the British term “nappies,” as one might expect. In that same caption, the American version of “re-energized” was included when it should have been spelled — you guessed it — “re-energised.”
Other curiosities about their posts include the use of both American and British currency as well as the use of heart emojis, both of which are uncharacteristic or uncommon in social media posts from other royal family accounts.
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Just one week ago, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex asked that you kindly consider supporting various organisations around the world in lieu of sending gifts for the upcoming arrival of their first born. Not only did many of you lend your support, you took action. Their Royal Highnesses wanted you to know the impact of your support – the direct effect your donation, energy, and action made! YOU chose to be part of the collective good, and you have made a real difference. Whether a $5 donation, £1000 contribution, offering to volunteer, or spreading the word – you’ve played your part. And on behalf of The Duke and Duchess (and Baby Sussex), we thank you so much. YOUR IMPACT: @thelunchboxfund will now be able to provide a minimum of 100,000 additional hot nutritionally fortified meals to children in dire need across South Africa @littlevillagehq received donations from all over the world (from UAE to Hong Kong and the US), they’ve increased their monthly donors, had a surge in volunteer applications, and re-energized their hard working team of 200+ staff and volunteers @wellchild can now provide 300+ additional hours of specialist care by a Well Child Nurse for a child with serious health needs, allowing families to stay together at home vs in hospital @Baby2Baby have received over 5,000 products to disperse to children in need, including cribs, books, backpacks, diapers and have received monetary donations from around the globe – from Guadalajara to Italy. You made this happen. Thank you.
It’s tough to say whether Meghan is actually running the account or, at the very least, occasionally posting instead of, ostensibly, the account’s social media manager. Before getting married, Meghan was active on Instagram and ran her own lifestyle website, The Tig, both of which have since been shut down. It’s entirely possible Meghan’s had the itch to get back into posting mode lately and has chosen to do it through her official Instagram account.
We can’t say for sure, and it’s possible we’ll never know since it’s unlikely Meghan will comment on the theory. But it’s definitely fun to think about, don’t you think?