Why has Meghan Markle closed all her social media accounts?

10 January 2018, 10:26 | Updated: 20 March 2018, 17:15

Meghan Markle has decided to close down her accounts on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Kensington Palace confirmed that Prince Harry's fiancee took the decision because the accounts "haven't been used for some time".

She also ran her own lifestyle website, The Tig, which closed down back in April 2017.

The palace added that the former actress and UN ambassador was grateful to all who had followed her in recent years.

Meghan Markle on Instagram

By December 2017, Meghan had 1.9 million people following her posts on Instagram, as well as over 350,000 Twitter followers. She also had 800,000 likes on Facebook.

The announcement came on a day where Harry and Meghan were greeted by crowds of well-wishers at a community radio station in London.

The couple announced their engagement in November, and are due to marry at St George's Chapel in Windsor in May.