The couple launched their account sussexroyal on Tuesday, reaching 1 million followers in 5 hours and 45 minutes, according to Guinness. At the time of publication, the account had 3 million followers.
"Welcome to our official Instagram; we look forward to sharing the work that drives us, the causes we support, important announcements, and the opportunity to shine a light on key issues," reads the account's first post, which has more than 1 million likes.
On Wednesday, the couple also shared a post of Prince Harry meeting with people as part of his work in mental health.
About an hour after the couple's account launched, Instagram "partially crashed, preventing most users from being able to follow the account on first clicking the follow button," according to journalist Benjamin Wareing.
K-Pop star Kang Daniel previously held the Guinness record after joining Instagram earlier this year. He reached 1 million followers in 11 hours 36 minutes. Pope Francis, who got 1 million followers in 12 hours, held the record in 2016.
The Royal Family is quite familiar with the social network. Its Instagram account has more than 5 million followers and over 2,400 posts. Even Queen Elizabeth herself has .
Last month, the Royal Family shared a set of help curb abusive comments.asking people to show "courtesy, kindness and respect" on its accounts. This came after Duchesses Kate Middleton and Markle became the target of hateful comments online. In January, Kensington Palace reportedly asked Instagram and Twitter to
Before her deleted her social media accounts. It's safe to say many people are happy to have her back.to Prince Harry, Markle had