Meghan Markle 'silenced no more' as she reveals 'top-secret' Instagram comeback

Meghan Markle has shared her "secret" that she intends to return to Instagram in a tell-all interview

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The Duchess of Sussex said she is returning to social media after giving up her Instagram account before her marriage to Prince Harry.

In an interview published this week, Meghan reveals a "top-secret drop" with her eyes "alight and devilish".

Journalist Allison P Davis writes: "In the lull in conversation, Meghan turns to me and leans forward to ask in a conspiratorial hush, 'Do you want to know a secret?'

"Meghan, silenced no more, looks around, making sure nobody (who would be?) is listening in. "Then the top-secret drop: 'I’m getting back … on Instagram,' she says, her eyes alight and devilish."

Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle with husband Prince Harry
Meghan Markle with husband Prince Harry

Meghan's love of Instagram is no secret, as the Duchess amassed more than three million followers during her time as an actor on Suits.

But she shut down all her social media accounts in the run-up to marrying Prince Harry in May 2018.

She became one of the four royals to be represented by the Kensington Royal Instagram account, alongside her husband but also Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William.

After the two households split in 2019, she opened the Sussex Royal Instagram account.

The couple stopped using this in March 2020, days before they stepped back as working members of the Royal Family.

A return to social media would be a significant step for Meghan, as she has previously spoken out about staying away.

Appearing at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit in October 2020, she said: "For my own self-preservation, I have not been on social media for a very long time.

"I made a personal choice to not have any account, so I don’t know what’s out there, and in many ways that’s helpful for me."

In this week's lengthy interview with American magazine The Cut, Meghan does appear to have had second thoughts about a return, though.

Ms Davis writes: "Progress, however, is a series of steps forward and leaps backward.

"Later, Meghan would relay she was no longer sure she would actually return to Instagram."