Royal fiancee Meghan Markle shuts down social media accounts

  • Meghan Markle waves to the crowd as she leaves after a visit with Britain’s Prince Harry to the Reprezent 107.3 FM radio station in Brixton, south London, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. The royal couple visited Tuesday to see the station’s work supporting young people through creative training in radio and broadcasting, and to learn more about their model of using music, radio and media for social impact. (AP Photo/ Dominic Lipinski, Pool)

NEW YORK — Kensington Palace confirmed Tuesday that Prince Harry’s fiancee Meghan Markle has shut down her social media accounts in line with royal tradition.

The American closed her Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. The palace said Markle “is grateful to everyone who has followed her social media accounts over the years” but “she has not used these accounts for some time.” No worries, though, for royal watchers. Kensington Palace has accounts of its own.

Word of the change came after the two visited a community radio station in Brixton that trains youngsters in media skills. Hundreds of people lined the streets to welcome them. It was the couple’s second official visit since they announced their engagement in November.

The U.S. actress and the queen’s grandson will marry May 19 at Windsor Castle.

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