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Jameela Jamil responds to special “honour” from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

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It’s all part of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Mental Health Awareness Week plans.

In honour of Mental Health Awareness Week, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are using their Instagram platform to shine a light on the crucial Instagram accounts every woman should follow.

These accounts all, in various different ways, talk openly about mental health issues and about how to live your life, and they range from accounts including Bryony Gordon, an advocate for mental health transparency (and Stylist’s Inspiration of the Year at the 2019 Remarkable Women Awards) and Matt Haig, author of the enormously popular Reasons to Stay Alive

Meghan and Harry have also followed Oprah’s Supersoul channel, the Anxiety, Kind and Pandas UK organisations and The Class, an exercise program founded in New York by Taryn Toomey designed to combine workouts with mental health conversations. (Fans include Jennifer Aniston and Christy Turlington.) 

Another movement spotlighted by Meghan and Harry during Mental Health Awareness week is Jameela Jamil, whose I Weigh account has been chosen as one of the 16 to be followed by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. 

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“Bloody Hell!” Jamil tweeted. “Harry and Meghan have chosen I Weigh as one of their 16 follows for mental health positivity on Instagram! This is such an honour!” 

Later, Jamil added that the honour is “wild”.

Also responding to their royal seal approval were both Haig and Gordon. “Yikes,” was Haig’s response, while Gordon joked “no pressure”. 

Some have chosen to focus on the fact that Harry and Meghan’s Instagram follow purge means that they are no longer following Kensington Royal, the account moderated on the behalf of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

While strictly speaking this is true, it’s important to point out that Harry and Meghan are no longer following the official accounts of Clarence House, representing Prince Charles and Camilla, and the Royal Family, representing the Queen and Prince Phillip.

There’s absolutely no feud to be seen here, just an empowering mental health initiative in celebration of Mental Health Awareness Week.  

If you haven’t already, we suggest you give these 16 accounts hand-picked by Harry and Meghan a follow. Their empowering messages of kindness and support will improve your Instagram experience immeasurably. 

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