Kate & William have more fake social media followers than Meghan & Harry – almost double

Over 36 percent of some of the biggest celebrity Instagram followers are fake, according to new data. This is including the likes of Ariana Grande who has over 70 million fake followers. New research from Sortlist revealed to Express.co.uk the Royal Family members specifically that have the most number of fake followers on Instagram.

They also revealed the royals’ audience credibility with their followers.

According to the research, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who have 13 million Instagram followers in total, only have an 84 percent audience credibility.

Out of their 13 million followers, 16 percent of these are suspicious accounts according to the data.

This amounts to 2,080,000 suspicious accounts keeping up to date with the Cambridges’ social media posts.

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On the other hand, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who have 9.9 million followers on Instagram, have an 88 percent audience credibility.

The data shows only 12 percent of their followers have suspicious accounts.

This amounts to roughly 1,200,000 accounts.

Meghan and Harry’s fake followers are half the number of fake followers that Prince William and Kate have, which may surprise some royal fans.


Both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have spoken out about the harmful effects of social media over the past week.

Harry told the Re-Wired tech summit he and his wife would not be rejoining social media until the industry changes significantly to deal with their “global humanitarian crisis” of “misinformation”.

He said: “I lost my mother to this self-manufactured rabidness.

“And obviously I’m determined not to lose the mother to my children to the same thing.”

Harry referred to comments he made about the Duchess of Sussex in his mental health documentary series earlier this year that “they won’t stop until she’s dead”.

The Duke added that the internet is “being defined by hate, division and lies”.

Prince Charles and Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall also have an Instagram account with 1,500,000 followers.

Their account has a much lower audience credibility at 77 percent, and even more suspicious accounts following them.

According to the data, 23 percent of the future King and Princess Consort’s followers are suspicious accounts.

However, this only amounts to 345,000 accounts as they have far fewer followers than the Cambridges’ and the Sussexes’.

The official Royal Family Instagram account has 10,300,000 followers, with an 82 percent audience credibility.

Out of their followers, 18 percent are from suspicious accounts, which amounts to roughly 1,854,000 suspicious followers.

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