Crowning glory in the league of most Instagrammable royal residences

Tuesday, 22nd September 2020, 7:59 pm
Updated Tuesday, 22nd September 2020, 8:05 pm

The Queen of England is currently shielding from the threat of coronavirus by staying in the smaller residences of Balmoral and Windsor Castle, rather than Buckingham Palace.

Traditionally, she stays in Scotland until October and then returns to Buckingham Palace for the winter. But this year, she will spend the colder months at Windsor Castle and it's not known when, or even, if she will return to the palace.

Royal homes have sparked the interest of online company HeatingForce.co.uk, which has looked at the most Instagrammable residences of the Queen and her family.

In first place is Kensington Palace with 371,000 hashtags. The palace is home to the Queen’s grandson Prince William,  granddaughter Princess Eugenie and cousin Prince Michael of Kent plus their respective partners and children.

Cousin's home

Runner-up is Richmond Park, the home of the Queen’s cousin Princess Alexandra, with 360,000 hashtags.

The monarch’s new home Windsor Castle comes in at third place with 355,000 hashtags.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh may be top of the royal chain but the same cannot be said for their Instagram status. They should have stayed put in Buckingham Palace as that comes in with a whopping 1.2 million hashtags!

Queen's son

Prince Charles and wife Camilla's residence, Clarence House, makes it into fifth place in the league with 26,000 hashtags.

Bottom of the table with just 185 hashtags is Bagshot Park, home to Prince Edward, his wife Sophie and their two children.

The data represents live Instagram figures collected on September 17, 2020.

(photo: Kensington Palace courtesy of Shutterstock/Carles Fortuny).