All Of Meghan Markle’s Social Media Accounts Were Just Deleted, But Not For The Reason You Think

January 9, 2018  |  

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And just like that, Meghan Markle’s social media accounts have been wiped clean.

The 36-year-old’s pages, the Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts to be specific, were wiped clean on Tuesday. And while you might think she was told she could no longer have them, according to to Kensington Palace, Markle is actually the one who made the decision to be done with them after being inactive for months.

“Ms. Markle is grateful to everyone who has followed her social media accounts over the years,” the Palace source told PEOPLE. “However as she has not used them for some time she has taken the decision to close them.”

One of Markle’s last posts was the announcement that she would be shutting down the lifestyle website she created called The Tig. While she didn’t give a reason for her decision to part ways with the site, this was seen as one of the first decisions she made to move forward from certain responsibilities in preparation for the duties that would come with her relationship with Prince Harry.

As for her social media, PEOPLE pointed out that members of the royal family don’t individually do Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, any of it. However, Kensington Palace as a whole, Clarence House and The Royal Family do have social media to provide the public with updates on the work and lives of the Queen and her kin. Still, we’re assuming Markle’s followers would have liked a goodbye. But from here on out, all communication regarding the former Suits star will no longer be coming from her, but from the Palace.

Along with The Tig and her social media accounts, Markle has also stepped away from her role as Rachel Zane, one of her rescue dogs, her post as a women’s advocate with the United Nations and as a global ambassador for World Vision Canada over the last few months. But as she told the BBC back in November, she’s fine with certain sacrifices, including leaving Suits.

“I don’t see it as giving anything up. I just see it as a change,” Markle said. “It’s a new chapter, right? And also, keep in mind, I’ve been working on [Suits] for seven years. We were very, very fortunate to have that sort of longevity on a series. I’ve ticked this box, and I feel very proud of the work I’ve done there, and now it’s time to work with [Harry] as a team.”

She’s already started working with him as a team, making a stop with her future husband at a youth-led radio station in Brixton called Reprezent on Tuesday:

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The couple are set to tie the knot on Saturday, May 19.

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