MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry have updated their Instagram account – giving fans a heart attack as they await news of the arrival of the royal couple’s baby.
Soon-to-be parents Meghan Markle and Prince Harry just updated their newly launched Instagram account, and led many to believe they would share news of the arrival of their first child. However, as fans accessed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex social media account @sussexroyal, they discovered the post was about something else entirely. The couple shared a photo just as the clock ticked midnight on May 1 to tell their followers that May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the US and May 13 to 19 in Mental Health Awareness Month in the UK.
In the post, where the couple had put together a collage of nine photos, paying tribute to various mental health charities, they wrote: “May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the US and May 13-19 is Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK.
“To pay tribute to all of the incredible work people across the globe are doing in this space, we are hoping to shine a light on several Instagram accounts that promote mental well-being, mental fitness, body positivity, self-care, and the importance of human connection – to not just hear each other, but to listen.
“There are countless organisations doing amazing work for mental health – please consider the accounts we’ve highlighted as a small snapshot of this global support network. We are all in this together.”
But followers who had turned on notifications on the couple’s Instagram account to be alerted of any new posts, seem to have expected an update on the royal baby, with one admitting to almost having a heart attack.
The follower said: “Why y’all trying to give us a heart attack with a notification?! And then it’s not the baby?”
While another said: “Thought it’s baby news… so restless over here.”
A third wrote: “Stop it. I thought it was a baby announcement.”
A fourth fan of the couple simply said: “I NEED BABY NEWS.”
People also noted that the couple had stopped following other members of the Royal Family on Instagram, and instead provided an exclusive list of 16 mental health charities.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have chosen to unfollow their family members including the Queen, Prince William and Kate Middleton and Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.
But the decision was for a meaningful reason with the couple explaining in the post that they are only following organisations that work to “promote mental well-being” this month.
The post further explained: “We invite you to explore the extraordinary stories of strength, and the commitment to kindness as seen in the above accounts.
“Each month we will honour this same concept and change the accounts we solely follow based on a different theme or cause.
“Please go to our homepage and click “following” to see each of the select accounts and find out more about their work.”
As fans realised the new concept on the royal couple’s account, they were praised by their followers.
One commented on the post: “Thank you for shedding light on a health issue that is often overlooked. Your awareness will have a profound impact globally! You guys are doing an excellent job!”
While a second said: “Always forward thinking. Thank you both for bringing awareness to a subject that sorely needs to come out into the open. Everyone of us knows someone struggling with mental health issues, whether in our own families or friends.”
A third also thanked the couple, but admitted he was waiting for a baby post: “Thank you for everything you do for mental health it’s so important. don’t know why I expected this to be a baby post at this time though.”