Meghan Markle teases return to Instagram with brand new personal account after 5-year absence

Meghan Markle says she's coming back to Instagram

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Meghan Markle has confirmed that she will be making a return to Instagram with a personal account. 

Meghan Markle has teased a return to social media, having confessed, “I’m getting back on Instagram”. 

The Duchess of Sussex came off the social media platform back in 2018 due to the sake of her own mental health, which in 2020 she described as being for her "own self-preservation".

"I had a personal account years ago, which I closed down, and then we had one through the institution and our office that was in the U.K. that wasn’t managed by us—that was a whole team—and so I think that comes with the territory for the job you have," she told People at the time. 

But after launching her own Archetypes podcast with Spotify in which she opens up about her personal life, including not feeling sexy when she was pregnant, Meghan is set to share photographs, stories and reels with her fans in coming months when she activates a brand new Instagram account.

Meghan appears ready to share her new life with husband Prince Harry and their two children son, Archie, three, and daughter Lillibet, one, with the world, as she told The Cut publication she loved sharing her life but loved Harry more.

"It was a big adjustment — a huge adjustment to go from that kind of autonomy to a different life," she explained. 

And in an advert recorded to promote the podcast, Meghan admitted listeners will get the chance to know the "real" her, instead of "through the lens of the media".

Meghan confessed, "People should expect the real me in this and probably the me they've never gotten to know. Certainly not in the past few years, where everything is through the lens of the media. As opposed to, 'Hey, it's me.' 

"I'm just excited to be myself and talk, and be unfiltered, and yeah, it's fun." 

Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer for, Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life with more than 16 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently writes a mix of Entertainment news - including baby news, weddings, reporting the the latest news about the Royal kids Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet as well as Family news stories. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.