Markle closes down social media accounts

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Meghan Markle waves to the crowd as she leaves after a visit with Britain's Prince Harry to the Reprezent 107.3 FM radio station in Brixton, south London, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/ Dominic Lipinski, Pool)

Kensington Palace has confirmed that Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle has shut down her social media accounts, in line with royal protocol.

The American closed her Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

The palace said Markle "is grateful to everyone who has followed her social media accounts over the years" but "she has not used these accounts for some time."

The actress and the Queen's grandson will marry May 19 at Windsor Castle.

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