In keeping with British royal tradition, the American actress — who starred in the American drama SUITS — has confirmed she has shut down her personal Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts ahead of her royal wedding to Prince Harry in May.
Kensington Palace broke the news on January 10, 2018, that the 36-year-old actress will no longer be posting her thoughts and views on various social media sites. Last year she closed her lifestyle blog The Tig.
In a statement, the palace said: "Ms. Markle is grateful to everyone who has followed her social media accounts over the years. However, as she has not used these accounts for some time, she has taken the decision to close them."
The move is in line with her changing status, as she will shortly become a member of the royal family following her wedding at Windsor Castle in more than three months time.
Senior members of the monarchy have official Twitter and Instagram accounts, run by the social media teams of their various households, which do not normally feature personal tweets or posts. The only exception being the Duke of York who sometimes writes tweets himself but signs them "AY."