The royals have joined the twitterverse! That’s right, a new Twitter account has been set up for the Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton), Prince William and younger brother, Prince Harry.
The confirmed purpose of the account is to communicate the latest updates on the trio’s lives as well as provide information about their Royal Foundation charities and goes by the handle @KensingtonRoyal.
The first tweet went out Wednesday, as Hello Magazine relays, reading “Hello from Kensington Palace! Welcome to our new Twitter account.”
The royals have not let up on making their announcements to their acquired 30,000 followers since.
Find out more about The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry & the #RoyalFoundation on their official website: http://t.co/25Q0dNg4mm
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) January 14, 2015
The account, clearly, was an instant success and had over 7,000 followers within the first hour. As noted, that following has multiplied by tens of thousands since the account was made active Wednesday.
Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince Harry are all involved in charitable organizations that are now affiliated with the account and in return the office has so far followed the charities that they are, in fact, connected with. These include United for Wildlife, of which William is president, The Art Room and Action on Addiction, of which Kate is involved.
As Hello shares, “The official accounts of Harry’s charity Sentebale and his sporting initiative The Invictus Games were also followed, among his other charities.”
Kate, William and Harry’s arrival on Twitter is an act that follows the lead of other members of the royal family seeing as Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are already associated with Clarence House’s account of the micro-blogging site, and have been since 2010. However, news regarding the royal family has previously always been posted on the account of the British Monarchy.
Royal watchers will undoubtedly be thrilled about the more personal account of Kate, William and Harry. The fan-base for the prestigious and often entertaining trio is expansive and now the young royals have an opportunity to be even more in touch with the public.
The Huffington Post makes note of the fact that the “account seems pretty professional, but we’re still hopeful we’ll see the likes of a Will and Kate selfie or a Prince George Twitter takeover.”
For now the controllers of the account are refraining from such personal content as Kate-shopping-spree selfies and Prince George shenanigan galleries. Perhaps if you follow the page you might just be surprised.
[Feature image via Glamour]