Royal family fans must have heard the latest news about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle by now — yes, they’ve recently opened their own Instagram account. And it's the hottest IG account at the moment and even broke the records set by Pope Francis and K-pop star Kang Daniel.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle fans should be very excited with the royal couple’s recent move. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are finally back on social media after having recently created their own Instagram account @sussexroyal.

Fans who are eager to get the latest update on the upcoming birth of the royal couple’s first baby readily grabbed the opportunity to follow the Sussexes on social media. Within a day after it was created, their Instagram account already had more than 2.3 million followers.

In fact, the Sussexes broke both Pope Francis and K-Pop Star Guinness records. Pope Francis set an Instagram record on March 19, 2016, when his IG account generated a million followers in just 12 hours and was described as “fastest growing account on Instagram to date” at that time. However, K-Pop star Kang Daniel broke the pope’s record early this year, when his IG account reached 1 million followers in 11 hours and 36 minutes on Jan. 3, 2019.

But the Sussexes’ new Instagram account reached the one-million follower mark even faster. Apparently, the royal couple’s account reached the million follower mark in just 5 hours and 45 minutes.

Fans may note that Meghan previously had an Instagram account, but she shut it down in January 2018, along with “The Tig,” her lifestyle blog. The reason for that closure is that as a working royal or a family member who performs royal duties or makes public appearances on behalf of the royal family, neither she nor Prince Harry is allowed to have their own personal social media account.

So is this new Sussex family Instagram account in violation of that rule? No, it’s not a violation of the protocol this time. In fact, Kensington Palace recognized it via its official Twitter account. “Welcome to Instagram, SussexRoyal! Follow for more on the work of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex,” tweeted @KensingtonRoyal.

The reason is that @sussexroyal is Prince Harry and Meghan’s official social media account for their royal household. The Sussexes have officially split from the Cambridges and were finally allowed to establish their own office.

But contrary to rumors, the royal household split has nothing to do with the alleged feud between Prince William and Prince Harry. In fact, it’s something that royal siblings had to go through.

“Charles and Andrew don’t share an office,” explained royal commentator Victoria Arbiter. “Edward and Anne don’t share an office. It was always going to happen. Because it happened upon Harry getting married, people looked for something to blame, which is bizarre. I don't know why we need to blame anybody. It just speaks to the level and the volume of work that these couples are going to be carrying out.”

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry The newly married Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, (R) and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, (L) leave Windsor Castle. STEVE PARSONS/AFP/Getty Images