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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s social media accounts removed from royal family’s website

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s social media accounts have been removed from the Royal Family’s social media page, according to eagle-eyed fans.

Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 39, stepped down as senior royals at the beginning of the year, to focus on their various charities and leading a more private life in LA with their son Archie, one.

Following their move, their Sussex Royal Instagram accounts no longer appears alongside that of the Queen, Prince Charles and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the official Royal Family website.

Fan account Gert’s Royal, also notes that disgraced royal Prince Andrew, who stepped down last year following his links to paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, has also had the link to his social media account removed.

FEMAIL has contacted Kensington Palace for comment. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s defunct Instagram account – which stood at 11.3 million at its peak – is still open, though it has dropped 500,000 followers to 10.8 million followers following their retreat from the limelight as they have been unable to use it. 

Harry and Meghan performed their final duties in March before stepping down as senior royals to focus on their own charities and build a more private life in LA – losing 200,000 followers last month alone as they are no longer able to post from their account. 

The couple were forced to drop the Sussex Royal branding as part of their release from The Firm, starting an Archewell Foundation instead, and are thought to be waiting until after the pandemic to announce any further details on their charity or any new social media accounts they may be launching. 

The pair are currently residing in actor Tyler Perry’s Hollywood mansion with their 1-year-old son Archie, were they are keeping a low profile amid ongoing charity work.

The couple revealed their new charitable foundation ‘Archewell’ in April, which will replace Sussex Royal.  

Unveiling the new project, which will incorporate the causes close to their heart, the couple  revealed the Greek word in the project Arche – meaning source of action – was the inspiration behind the name of their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.

And it has now been revealed that the couple submitted an application for their non-profit foundation to be called ‘Archeway’ with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on February 28.

The duke and duchess said they were focusing their efforts on the coronavirus pandemic but felt ‘compelled’ to reveal details of the venture.

‘Like you, our focus is on supporting efforts to tackle the global Covid-19 pandemic but faced with this information coming to light, we felt compelled to share the story of how this came to be.

‘Before SussexRoyal, came the idea of Arche – the Greek word meaning source of action.

‘We connected to this concept for the charitable organisation we hoped to build one day, and it became the inspiration for our son’s name. To do something of meaning, to do something that matters.

‘Archewell is a name that combines an ancient word for strength and action, and another that evokes the deep resources we each must draw upon.

‘We look forward to launching Archewell when the time is right.’

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