This is why only certain royals have social media accounts

In a perfect world, people would follow, like, and tweet, with the likes of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William, Meghan Markle, and the rest of the royal family. Who wouldn’t want to go behind-the-scenes at Kensington Palace? The family, however, only officially uses three social media accounts: @TheRoyalFamily (for all working members of the royal family), @ClarenceHouse (for the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall), and @KensingtonRoyal (for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex). It’s worth noting that the office of Prince Andrew, Duke of York shares updates about his work on @hrhthedukeofyork as well. Although they all have frequent updates, they aren’t the same as having a personal social media account—and only two royals officially do.

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The only royal who has an official, verified, public Instagram account is Princess Eugenie, the Cut reports. The princess and her sister Princess Beatrice are exceptions to the no personal social media rule because they aren’t “working royals.” This means they don’t perform official royal duties or make official appearances on behalf of the family. Although both the princesses attend some royal events, they participate as guests who also have their own careers. Here are 14 other things you didn’t know about Princess Eugenie.

Princess Beatrice works in finance, and Princess Eugenie is an art director. Neither are on the official royal website, which only lists working royals. So both princesses are free to post what they want, without an official filter or account management from the royal family. Princess Eugenie likes posting about her family and charity work on Instagram. Princess Beatrice prefers Twitter and tweets most of the same.

Although many people look at every royal as a celebrity, they are technically working. That’s why working royals need a filter to preserve their image and reflect that of the royal family. Running your own personal social media account would make that hard to do and open royals up to more scrutiny. There are some unverified reports that certain royals might have secret social accounts including Queen Elizabeth II, Kate Middleton, and Prince Harry. Next, check out these 50 other things you didn’t know about the royal family.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share four new photographs of Prince George to mark his third birthday. They were taken by photographer Matt Porteous at their home in Norfolk in mid-July. A spokesman for Kensington Palace said: "The Duke and Duchess hope that people will enjoy seeing these new photographs. They would like to thank everyone for all the lovely messages they have received as Prince George celebrates his third birthday."

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The Duke and Duchess are delighted to share a new official portrait of Prince George to mark His Royal Highness's fourth birthday tomorrow 🎈The photograph was taken at Kensington Palace at the end of June by Chris Jackson. The Duke and Duchess are very pleased to share this lovely picture as they celebrate Prince George's fourth birthday, and would like to thank everyone for all of the kind messages they have received.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share a new photograph of Prince George to mark his fifth birthday – thank you everyone for your lovely messages 🎈 📷 @mattporteous

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to share a new photograph of their family. The image features on Their Royal Highnesses' Christmas card this year. The photograph shows The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their two children at Kensington Palace. It was taken earlier this year by @chrisjacksongetty Their Royal Highnesses have also announced this morning that Princess Charlotte will attend the Willcocks Nursery School in London from January 2018. The Willcocks Nursery School has said: "We are delighted that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen the Willcocks Nursery School for Princess Charlotte. We look forward to welcoming Charlotte to our nursery in January."

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share new photographs of Princess Charlotte. 📷 copyright of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share a new photograph of Princess Charlotte to mark her second birthday tomorrow. 🎈 The photograph was taken in April by The Duchess at their home in Norfolk. The Duke and Duchess are very pleased to share this photograph as they celebrate Princess Charlotte's second birthday. Their Royal Highnesses would like to thank everyone for all of the lovely messages they have received, and hope that everyone enjoys this photograph of Princess Charlotte as much as they do.

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‪The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share two photographs of Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, taken by The Duchess at Kensington Palace.‬ This image was taken on 2nd May, on Princess Charlotte’s third Birthday.‬ ‪The Duke and Duchess would like to thank members of the public for their kind messages following the birth of Prince Louis, and for Princess Charlotte’s third birthday.‬

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Wishing a happy third birthday to Princess Charlotte – thank you all for your lovely messages!
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share two photographs of Princess Charlotte at Kensington Palace this morning. The images were taken by The Duchess shortly before Princess Charlotte left for her first day of nursery at the Willcocks Nursery School.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released an additional photograph taken following the christening of Prince Louis. The Duke and Duchess hope that everyone enjoys this lovely photograph of Prince Louis as much as they do. 📷 @mattporteous
‪The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share two photographs of Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, taken by The Duchess at Kensington Palace.‬ ‪This image of Prince Louis was taken by The Duchess of Cambridge at Kensington Palace on 26th April.‬ ‪The Duke and Duchess would like to thank members of the public for their kind messages following the birth of Prince Louis, and for Princess Charlotte’s third birthday.‬
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to share a new photograph of their family. The photograph, taken by Matt Porteous, shows The Duke and Duchess with their three children at Anmer Hall. This photograph features on Their Royal Highnesses’ Christmas card this year.
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