Kate Middleton and Prince William Have a New Name on Twitter and Instagram Now

Chelsey Sanchez
Photo credit: Samir Hussein - Getty Images
Photo credit: Samir Hussein - Getty Images

From Marie Claire

  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William seem to have recently tweaked their profile names for their official Twitter and Instagram accounts, both of which still use the username @KensingtonRoyal.

  • Previously using the name "Kensington Palace," the profiles now use the "Duke and Duchess of Cambridge."

  • Eagle-eyed royal fans spotted the name change earlier this week.

It looks like the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge quietly tweaked their social media profiles.

Earlier this week, eagle-eyed royal fans noticed a subtle change on the @KensingtonRoyal Instagram and Twitter accounts. Although the username has remained the same, the name on the profiles, previously listed as "Kensington Palace," now reads, "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge" on Twitter and "Duke and Duchess of Cambridge" on Instagram—perhaps more fitting monikers for Prince William and Duchess Kate's social media.

While quarantining together and with their three children—Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis—William and Kate have kept busy working from home. Recently, they enlisted the help of a few celebrities, like Dua Lipa, Harry Kane, and David Tennant, to launch the social media installment of their Heads Together movement. The initiative coincided with the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week in the U.K.

"If you're struggling, it's important to talk about it," Kate says in a video promoting the new campaign. "Or if someone you know is acting differently, it's okay to ask how they are. Use this moment to send a message."

William adds, "We're all connected. And sometimes just talking about how you're feeling can make a big difference. So right now, let's join together across the U.K. and reach out to someone."

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