Fans noticed that Prince William and Kate Middleton changed the name displayed on their social media accounts for the first time in 5 years

BBC via Getty ImagesPrince William and Kate Middleton changed their social media display names.
  • Prince William and Kate Middleton changed their social media usernames from “Kensington Palace” to “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge” this week.
  • It’s the first time the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have changed their display names in five years.
  • The change comes as the couple have been more active on social media in recent weeks, appearing on Zoom chats and changing their profile photo on Instagram.
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Although the royal family is stuck at home like the rest of the UK, Prince William and Kate Middleton are still changing things up.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge changed their social media usernames.

The couples’ display names have long read “Kensington Palace,” referencing their home base. But avid fans of the royal family noticed that the couple changed their name on Monday to read “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge” instead.

According to the Daily Mail, this is the first time the couple has changed their social media names in five years.

Fans reacted positively to the change, with one Twitter user writing that the new name “comes across as more personal.”

The name change coincides with Prince William and Kate Middleton taking a more active role on social media as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, with the duo appearing on multiple video calls and changing their profile pictures to a recent photo of their family.

Their Instagram feed has also been more candid as of late, with the couple sharing photos of Kate Middleton running with Princess Charlotte for Mother’s Day, as well as Instagram versus reality-style pictures of Prince Louis for his birthday.

William and Middleton’s social media presence has long been a cause for speculation, with New York Times writer Caity Weaver even publishing an investigative piece on the possibility that the couple intentionally tried to make their Instagram have more followers than Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Sussex Royal account.

At the same time, Harry and Markle have stopped using their Instagram, putting it on hold as they made their step back from royal life official, though Markle and baby Archie recently appeared on Save The Children UK’s feed in honour of his first birthday.

You can see more from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their Twitter and Instagram accounts.

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