For years, the British Royal Family has taken the same stance in handling drama in the public eye: “Refrain and don’t explain.” And in true royal fashion, Kensington Palace is following in their footsteps.
Today, Kensington Palace serves as the official office for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. And with special thanks to social media, fans and followers have a chance to stay up to date with every announcement shared by the office on the Kensington Palace Instagram and Twitter accounts.
From baby announcements to how the Duke of Sussex will be spending Valentine’s Day (apart from Meghan, in case you’re interested), the KP social media accounts share Royal updates to more than 8.78 million followers.
But on Thursday, February 14th, 2019, something rather peculiar happened: the Kensington Palace Instagram account, known as “@KensingtonRoyal,” lost more than 150,000 followers.
Fans and followers were stunned once news outlets began confirming the sudden drop in followers. While they may have been anticipating a response from @KensingtonRoyal, they likely won’t get one. After all, you know the drill; refrain and don’t explain!
Some fans are speculating that followers suddenly stopped following the beloved account after one too many claims were made regarding drama in the between the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
However, we want to give KP the benefit of the doubt and say that we think the reason they aren’t responding to the massive drop in the followers is that Instagram has officially confirmed a technological bug that is causing accounts to lose followers.
While there’s no confirmation that this is exactly what happened to the Kensington Palace account, it’s likely that the technological bug is what caused this. What do you think? Let us know in the comments!