The Duchess of Sussex has been absent from her public Instagram account since early November, days after the publication of her royal engagement photos, seemingly for privacy reasons. But Clarence House says it has no plans to turn the account, a favorite of Meghan Markle’s before she married Prince Harry in May, into a “private” page, a potential avenue by which she could clear up questions surrounding her life as a member of the British royal family. The social media page’s last public post was a photograph of her and Harry watching a performance of “Anastasia” at the King’s Theatre, London. The post’s comment section contains many comments from Americans and Canadians, some of whom are evidently trying to stoke the rumor mill that the couple are now living in Toronto, where Meghan now serves as a producer of “Suits.”
Perhaps with Markle thinking about her royal baby due in April, a social media blackout might seem like a convenient way to welcome the first royal heir to join the royal family and for the world to get accustomed to seeing her offspring sooner than later.