Meghan Markle and Prince Harry recently posted a colorful tribute to their Instagram page in honor of Pride Month.
On Saturday the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s official Instagram page honored the LGBTQ community and Harry’s late mom, Princess Diana, by sharing a collage of photos from select accounts they follow. The pro-equality accounts include The Trevor Project, Stonewall UK, artist Ruben Guadalupe Marquez and more. A photo of the late Princess Diana, a former advocate of equality, was also included.
“For the month of June we “proudly” shine a light on PRIDE,” the caption started.
“This month we pay tribute to the accounts supporting the LGBTQ+ community – those young and old, their families and friends, accounts that reflect on the past and are hopeful for a deservedly more inclusive future.”
“We stand with you and support you,” the statement continued, followed by a rainbow emoji. “Because it’s very simple: love is love,” the caption. warmly concluded.
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Continuing with our tradition to rotate the accounts we follow based on causes and social issues that matter to us: For the month of June we “proudly” shine a light on PRIDE. This month we pay tribute to the accounts supporting the LGBTQ+ community – those young and old, their families and friends, accounts that reflect on the past and are hopeful for a deservedly more inclusive future. We stand with you and support you ? Because it’s very simple: love is love. Images above from the accounts we are now following and artist Ruben Guadalupe Marquez
Last month, the couple shrank their Instagram following down drastically, including unfollowing Kensington Royal (Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s account).
In an Instagram statement made back on April 30, Markle and Harry explained the motive behind the unfollow. In a post honoring the upcoming Month of May, the couple also recognized UK’s Mental Health Awareness week (May 13-May 17), and promoted pages that “promote(d) mental well-being, mental fitness, body positivity, self-care, and the importance of human connection.”
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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. 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. Please note: Images shared are from some of the handles we are now following
The official page for the Duke and Duchess further explained that their follower’s list is subject to change, in order to reflect charities and organizations surrounding different causes each month.
Pride kicked off both in the UK and the US on June 1.