Meghan Markle, Prince Harry shatter Instagram record hours after joining app

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s joint debut on Instagram was very well received. In fact, the pair is already so popular on the photo-sharing platform that they broke an Instagram record — it took them less than six hours to get 1 million followers.

On Wednesday, the Guinness World Records announced that the Duke and Duchess hit 1 million followers in record time: 5 hours, 45 minutes. The account has since doubled its following, with more than 2.8 million followers as of 2:30 p.m. ET.

“The royal couple have taken the title from K-Pop star Kang Daniel, who achieved 1 million followers in 11 hours 36 minutes – double the amount of time it took Harry and Meghan. The 22-year-old acquired the title in January after posting a selfie with the caption ‘HELLO,'” Guinness World Records explained in a blog post, noting that the pop star dethroned Pop Francis, who reached 1 million in 12 hours back in 2016.


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