2020 has been a year like no other. But even amid the global pandemic disorder, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have continued to make the headlines. So much so, of course, that the couple has officially collected the title of the most tweeted-about royals in 2020.
Writing for Bazaar.com, Omid Scobie – co-author of Sussex biography Seeking freedom – revealed the specific data provided by Twitter. Scobie reports that there was over 20 million prints about the Royal Family this year, with Meghan, Prince Harry and the Queen taking the top three places.
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Harry and Meghan began a year in public interest when their decision to resign as supreme king was made. Even once the pandemic struck, with life as we once knew it had stopped, the couple continued to attract the Twitter domain interest, with their move to In the U.S., several video call enegaments and news of their Netflix production deal are being kept in mind.
While the Duke and Duchess of Sussex came in at first and second place, it is perhaps not surprising that Meghan is arguing with her husband. After all their departure from royal life, after all, Megxit (Harry-xit doesn’t have the same ring as it), and there were a number of famous campaigns in itself that started Duchess alone; such as her moving speech to the graduate class of her old high school after the murder of George Floyd; and her candid New York Times an article last month, in which she revealed that she had given birth prematurely. As a result Meghan was the subject of more Twitter conversations than any other royalty.
Harry, meanwhile, continued to keep up with a number of his passion projects and supports from the U.S. this year, close behind, while the Queen remains very much a part of public awareness. at third place. Highlights of the monarch’s year include her special televised speech in April when the UK entered its first national lock, and the poignant moment when it knighted Captain Sir Thomas Moore in gardens. Windsor Castle in July.
2020 also saw Season 4 of The Crown aroused great interest in Windsor House. Scobie reports that more than 20 million tweets worldwide have been written about members of the Royal Family this year, marking an increase of more than 30 percent since 2019, according to Twitter data. The platform collected results from its pool of more than 330 million monthly active users, spanning more than 180 countries worldwide.
In a year that has sparked a surge of interest in the late Diana, Princess of Wales, inspired by Emma Corrin’s debate in The Crown and new explorations into Martin Bashir ‘s famous panorama interview with the Queen, Princess of the People takes fourth place. She is followed by Prince Charles (again largely due to his portrayal – albeit controversial – in the famous Netflix series) and Prince Andrew (thanks to continued profiteering on scandal). Epstein and his connections to Ghislaine Maxwell).
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge then come in the seventh and eighth slots, a testament to how popular they have been in the public eye because of their list of official duties and responsibilities. In fact Scobie reports that the official Twitter account of Kensington Palace brought up 400,000 new followers this year.
Prince Philip takes ninth place, again likely because of his prominence The Crown, played in Season 4 by Tobias Menzies. Finally, the 10th slot is presented by Princess Charlotte, the admirable daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who has continued to capture the hearts of royal fans around the world – especially the helping to deliver food to vulnerable people through the pandemic, ahead of its fifth birthday in May. .
Jenna Ross, senior manager of entertainment partnerships at Twitter, says: ‘There has always been a constant conversation about the realms on Twitter, but this year we saw the desire for royal information, stories and history explodes… The Season 4 release of The Crown on Netflix contributed greatly to this conversation, with fans coming together on Twitter to discuss the new events and share their thoughts, generating over half a million Tweets about the series from first publication. ‘
See the full list below:
Most tweeted about Royals in 2020 *
Duchess of Sussex
Duke of Cambridge
The late Diana, Princess of Wales
Bonnie Prince Charlie
Duke of Cambridge
Duchess of Cambridge
* Official data provided to Harper’s Bazaar US by Twitter Inc, based on a global conversation about members of the British Royal Family. Eligible tweets needed to mention a single royalty, either with a relevant keyword, hashtag or name (including name or title changes).
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