Prince Charles, 70, posts personal note to Instagram, reportedly his first one ever

Prince Charles, 70, posts personal note to Instagram, reportedly his first one ever

Eagle-eyed royal family fans may have noticed something a little different about Prince Charles’ Instagram.

Clarence House’s Instagram account, which documents the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, saw another post on Tuesday. But this time, rather than including a caption describing the royals’ activities in the third person, it was signed by the 70-year-old prince himself. 

According to Vanity Fair and People, of the account’s more than 2,000 posts, this marks the first one written in the first person and signed by His Royal Highness. 

In the post, which included a picture of the prince with his wife, Duchess Camilla, Charles praised the values of Sikhism ahead of his “tenth official visit” to India. 

“I did just want to convey my warmest best wishes to all of you in the Sikh Community in the United Kingdom, and across the Commonwealth, on the 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji,” he wrote. “The principles on which Guru Nanak founded the Sikh religion, and which guide your lives to this day, are ones which can inspire us all – hard work, fairness, respect, and selfless service to others.

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As I depart for India, on my tenth official visit, I did just want to convey my warmest best wishes to all of you in the Sikh Community in the United Kingdom, and across the Commonwealth, on the 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The principles on which Guru Nanak founded the Sikh religion, and which guide your lives to this day, are ones which can inspire us all – hard work, fairness, respect, and selfless service to others. In embodying these values, Sikhs have made the most profound contribution to the life of this country, and continue to do so, in every imaginable field, just as you do in so many other places around the world. This week, as Sikhs everywhere honour the founder of your faith, my wife and I wanted you to know just how much your community is valued and admired by us all, and that our thoughts are with you at this very special time. . – HRH The Prince of Wales #RoyalVisitIndia #Gurupurab550

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“In embodying these values, Sikhs have made the most profound contribution to the life of this country, and continue to do so, in every imaginable field, just as you do in so many other places around the world,” he continued. “This week, as Sikhs everywhere honour the founder of your faith, my wife and I wanted you to know just how much your community is valued and admired by us all, and that our thoughts are with you at this very special time.”

Prince Charles isn’t the only royal with a prominent Instagram presence. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex launched @sussexroyal in April.

Harry and Meghan’s new Instagram account is a record-breaking hit with millions

“Welcome to our official Instagram; we look forward to sharing the work that drives us, the causes we support, important announcements, and the opportunity to shine a light on key issues. We thank you for your support, and welcome you to @sussexroyal,” read their first post, signed by just “Harry & Meghan.”

Their account held the record for fastest time to reach one million followers until Jennifer Aniston broke it with her Instagram debut in October.

Jennifer Aniston’s internet-breaking new Instagram account also broke a Guinness World Record

Contributing: Maria Puente

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