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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.
A post shared by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (@sussexroyal) on Apr 15, 2019 at 6:51am PDT
Another day of waiting to see if the Duchess of Sussex will be giving birth. I realize I’ve created this Meg Wait for myself: my witchy sixth sense told me on Sunday that the Sussex Baby would be coming this week or the coming weekend. If Meghan makes it to May, I will be shook. For what it’s worth, it looks like Meghan’s good friend and makeup artist Daniel Martin announced that he’ll be in the UK through May 5th. Is he camping out in Windsor so he can do Meghan’s makeup for the photo-stroll with the baby?
Meanwhile, the SussexRoyal Instagram account currently has 4.6 million followers, which is probably a record setting amount for the first two weeks of existence. KensingtonRoyal still has 7.6 million followers though… so Meg fans better get on it. I imagine the numbers for SussexRoyal will explode when they post the Baby Sussex photo though. Anyway, given all this talk about the successful launch of the new IG, many are wondering if Meghan is writing the posts herself:
The Duchess of Sussex is eagerly awaiting the birth of her first child, but eagle-eyed royal fans are convinced that, rather than putting her feet up, Meghan is busy on social media. Royal watchers have gone into a frenzy after spotting captions on the new @SussexRoyal Instagram account that they believe have been written by Meghan.
Fans fans have been quick to spot Americanised spellings, as well as dollar signs and American English in the captions, and claim this points to a US native writing them. Meghan, 37, and Prince Harry, 34, recently thanked fans for donating to their chosen charities in honour of Baby Sussex, and one post about Baby2Baby contains references to ‘cribs’ and ‘diapers’. Another post uses the US spelling ‘organization’, rather than ‘organisation’.
[From The Daily Mail]
Their new Communications person is a British-American woman who would likely use American terminology and spellings too. But I think the fans are right – Meghan is writing the Instagram posts. She had reportedly been complaining about wanting to have more of a voice in how she communicates as a royal, and it looks like she found a way. She’s found a way to communicate directly with fans while still being shielded by the “communications office.” Also: it’s hilarious to me that the KensingtonRoyal IG account has started copying the Sussex-style of longer posts.
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What an incredibly special surprise the grassroots led #globalsussexbabyshower was last Sunday! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are immensely grateful for the outpouring of love and support in anticipation of the birth of their first child. In lieu of sending gifts, the couple have long planned to encourage members of the public to make donations to select charities for children and parents in need. If you already made a donation, the couple send you their greatest thanks. If you are thinking about it, they ask that you kindly consider the following organisations they’ve selected, which we will highlight here over the next few days: @thelunchboxfund @littlevillagehq @wellchild @baby2baby The Duke and Duchess remain appreciative for your warm wishes and kindness during this especially happy time in their lives! Thank you for sharing the love ❤️
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