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Prince William, Kate and Harry open official Instagram account

January 15, 2015
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Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, and Prince Harry made their debut on social media on Wednesday with a new Twitter account, and the royal trio will also be sharing snaps with fans via their new account on picture-sharing site Instagram. The first photo activity came when Harry met basketball star Carmelo Anthony at St James's Palace on Wednesday – with the historical building being captured and posted.

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William, Kate and Harry now have official accounts on Instagram and Twitter

"Prince Harry, joined by NBA All-star Carmelo Anthony, presented the first #Coachcore programme graduates with their certificates at St James's Palace today. #Coachcore is a programme developed by the #RoyalFoundation to train young people who are struggling to find positive prospects, to become professional sports coaches and mentors," read the accompanying caption. Another picture showed the prince on tip-toes as he stood beside the towering sportsman. The account, which has the same name as the Twitter account, "kensingtonroyal", wrote: "Prince Harry stands on tiptoes but still fails to measure up to retired NBA player Dikembe Mutombo who stands 7ft 2 inches tall at the #Coachcore graduation ceremony today. The NBA are supporting the #Royal. "In just one day the royal account has gained more than 74,000 followers. They also proved an instant hit on Twitter, gaining almost 7,000 followers within the first hour and almost 100,000 overnight.

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The second post on Instagram was a photo of Prince Harry and basketball star Carmelo Anthony

"Hello from Kensington Palace! Welcome to our new Twitter account," the royals' office wrote on Wednesday morning, in their first ever tweet. The aim of the account is to provide the latest updates on the trio and their Royal Foundation charities. The office has so far followed the charities that the royals are associated with, including United for Wildlife, of which William is president, and The Art Room and Action on Addiction, of which Kate is a royal patron. The official accounts of Harry's charity Sentebale and his sporting initiative The Invictus Games were also followed, among his other charities.

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