Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Instagram Page Asks Followers to Suggest Their 'Forces for Change'

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are asking their fans who they should follow on Instagram — and it's all for a good cause.  As usual, the royal couple started with a blank slate for this month's social project. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex dropped everyone off their following list as they entered the month of August without a particular cause to focus on. 

Instead, the new parents are looking to their fans for help. Drawing on Markle's collaboration with British Vogue magazine's September issue entitled "Forces For Change," the couple asked for suggestions. 

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To watch the full #ForcesForChange video for the September Issue of @BritishVogue, guest edited by The Duchess of Sussex, please visit our IGTV. Her Royal Highness is the first Guest Editor for British Vogue’s September Issue and for the last seven months has worked to create an issue of inclusivity and inspiration, focusing on what connects us rather than what divides us. Fifteen women were chosen for the cover including New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who generously lent her time to support The Duchess in this important issue. The women first met last autumn during Their Royal Highness’ official tour of New Zealand. Above, PM Ardern says: “One change that I’ve noticed over the course of my career, is just how polarised the world is now. I do think there is a solution to that though, and that’s ultimately us coming back to the humanity that we all share." Thank you PM Ardern for being an amazing force for change. For more details on this special project, please see previous post and stay tuned for more updates throughout the week.

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In the caption, the royal couple explained again that they switch up who they follow at the start of every new month. The plan is to "highlight various causes, people or organizations doing amazing things for their communities and the world at large."

This month, they want to know "WHO is YOUR FORCE for CHANGE?" as written in the text of the post's picture. The duke and duchess want fans to suggest persons or organizations who they think everyone should follow. 

Followers can place their vote in the comment section and include the handle of the Instagram account they want the couple to follow. On August 5, the Sussex couple's Instagram page will follow 15 accounts. 

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend the premiere of "The Lion King" in the UK in July 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend the premiere of "The Lion King" in the UK in July 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Markle, who just gave birth to her first son Archie Harrison in May, somewhat replicated her work with Vogue which will also feature 15 women as "forces for change" on its cover. 

As the magazine's first-ever guest editor-in-chief in its 103-year history, Markle is a force herself, but she opted to stay off the cover of the famous magazine. 

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For the month of August we look to you for help. We want to know who YOUR Force for Change is.... Each month, we change the accounts we follow to highlight various causes, people or organisations doing amazing things for their communities and the world at large. Over the next few days please add your suggestions into the comments section: someone you look up to, the organisation doing amazing work that we should all be following, an account that inspires you to be and do better (or that simply makes you feel good), or the handle that brims with optimism for a brighter tomorrow. We will choose 15 accounts and follow them next Monday, as we spend the month of August acknowledging the Forces for Change in all of our lives.

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Instead, we will see actresses Jane Fonda, Salma Hayek, and Jameela Jamil, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, boxer Ramla Ali, models Adwoa Aboa, Adut Akech, and Chrissy Turlington.

Also featured are Laverne Cox, Francesca Hayward, Chimamanda Adichie, Yara Shahidi, Greta Thunberg, Sinead Burke, and Gemma Chan. They are described as "incredible trailblazers working tirelessly behind the scenes to change the world for the better" on the Sussex's account. 

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We are proud to announce that Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Sussex is the Guest Editor for the September issue of @BritishVogue. For the past seven months, The Duchess has curated the content with British Vogue's Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful to create an issue that highlights the power of the collective. They have named the issue: “Forces for Change” For the cover, The Duchess chose a diverse selection of women from all walks of life, each driving impact and raising the bar for equality, kindness, justice and open mindedness. The sixteenth space on the cover, a mirror, was included so that when you hold the issue in your hands, you see yourself as part of this collective. The women on the cover include: @AdwoaAboah @AdutAkech @SomaliBoxer @JacindaArdern @TheSineadBurke @Gemma_Chan @LaverneCox @JaneFonda @SalmaHayek @FrankieGoesToHayward @JameelaJamilOfficial @Chimamanda_Adichie @YaraShahidi @GretaThunberg @CTurlington We are excited to announce that within the issue you’ll find: an exclusive interview between The Duchess and former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, a candid conversation between The Duke of Sussex and Dr Jane Goodall, inspirational articles written by Brené Brown, Jameela Jamil and many others. Equally, you’ll find grassroots organisations and incredible trailblazers working tirelessly behind the scenes to change the world for the better. • “Guest Editing the September issue of British Vogue has been rewarding, educational and inspiring. To deep dive into this process, working quietly behind the scenes for so many months, I am happy to now be able to share what we have created. A huge thanks to all of the friends who supported me in this endeavour, lending their time and energy to help within these pages and on the cover. Thank you for saying “Yes!” - and to Edward, thank you for this wonderful opportunity.” - The Duchess of Sussex #ForcesForChange

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Markle also included an interview she did with former First Lady Michelle Obama. The mother-of-two shared parenting advice with the duchess and it felt timeless. 

"Being a mother has been a masterclass in letting go," the First Lady revealed. She also went into the real role of parents and gave a rare insight into the drastically different personalities of her two girls, Malia and Sasha. 

The Vogue September issue also includes an interview which the Duke did with famous primatologist, Dr. Jane Goodall.

Be sure to share who is your force for change before the weekend ends. The royal couple's nine million followers may be able to help.

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