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Duchess and Duke of Sussex shatter Instagram record for reaching 1M followers

Guinness World Records said Wednesday that a new Instagram account opened by Prince Harry and his wife Meghan is the fastest-ever to gain 1 million followers.

Royal couple reached 1 million followers in just six hours

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, and Britain's Prince Harry leave after attending the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day in London on March 11. The duo have set a new world record with their joint Instagram account. (The Associated Press)

Pay no attention to Hollywood stars or pop idols. When it comes to Instagram, it seems no one can match the allure of a youthful royal couple expecting their first child.

Guinness World Records said Wednesday that a new Instagram account opened by Prince Harry and his wife Meghan is the fastest-ever to gain one million followers.

The account, which was opened Tuesday, reached the one-million mark in under six hours, easily beating a record held by Korean pop sensation Kang Daniel.

It has since grown to 2.9 million.

Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, call their new account "sussexroyal." They say it'll be used for important announcements.

Interest in the account has likely been spurred by the fact that Meghan is expected to give birth in late April or early May.

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