Prince Harry's Scotland Summit Post Gets over 90,000 More Likes Than Prince William's The Beacon Project Post on the Same Day

Recent Instagram posts by the royal brothers have confirmed fears that Prince Harry's visit to the UK would upstage his brother's long-planned tour of Ireland slated to kick off around the same time.

Amid rumors that the Duke of Cambridge was increasingly worried that Prince Harry's ongoing UK engagements would overshadow his royal tour of Ireland, the royal brothers posted about their causes on their respective Instagram accounts.

The Duke of Sussex shared a post on Wednesday, which promoted his recent appearance in Scotland on a "working summit" to fulfill parts of his last royal engagements.

Prince William and Prince Harry host a reception to officially open the 2018 Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference at St James' Palace on October 10, 2018, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images.

Prince William and Prince Harry host a reception to officially open the 2018 Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference at St James' Palace on October 10, 2018, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images.

The Travalyst summit was aimed towards achieving eco-friendly means of exploring tourism to protect the environment.

Barely fifteen minutes later, his older brother, Prince Williams, also shared a post promoting his royal visit to The Beacon, a home that supports the needy and homeless in Mansfield.

Harry's post has since garnered over 212 thousand likes, and over 87 thousand difference from that of the Duke of Cambridge, whose post attracted about 121 thousand likes. 

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In Scotland today, The Duke of Sussex and Travalyst have hosted a summit to launch their next phase of work, putting communities first, with a mission to create a more sustainable tourism industry. • “We are a coalition of partners with a shared goal to transform the future of tourism and travel for everyone – to give people access to better information and ensure the future development of tourism positively supports the destinations that the industry relies on, and that their communities depend on. We believe travel is a good thing. It is the heart of human experience, of cultural connections and of new friendships.” - The Duke of Sussex Travalyst is working to build a future where people are able to take holidays and trips that have social, environmental and economic benefits to communities and destinations built in. There is an increasing desire for these types of trips – and we want to make them a reality for everyone. At today’s summit in Edinburgh, representatives from across the Scottish tourism sector discussed the need to encourage and incentivise sustainable practices across the supply chain, in a way that meets the needs of consumers who want more clarity on how to choose more sustainable options. Image © PA / SussexRoyal

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This seeming popularity of Harry's endeavor over his brother's has led many to reflect on an earlier insider's report about Prince William's reservations over the younger prince's return. The source divulged:

"Indeed he is glad that he is returning, however briefly, he wishes that it wasn't at the same time as his Irish trip..."

The source further noted that for the media, Harry's return would be the big story. If the social media reaction was a yardstick for determining the "bigger story," then William's fears were no doubt, rightly placed.

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The Duke of Cambridge visited The Beacon, a day centre which gives support to the homeless and vulnerable in Mansfield. The Beacon Project began in 2001 in St. Johns Church, Mansfield when five homeless people came into the church for tea and toast. They now have a dedicated building and serve and care for up to fifty people on a regular basis, providing a welcoming and safe place where those in need can get a hot meal, clean clothes and access to bathroom facilities. Earlier, The Duke visited Tarmac – the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business. There he met the company’s young apprentices to learn more about their roles and career ambitions, before officially opening their new National Skills and Safety Park. Photos © PA/Rota

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However, it could be unlikely as the Sussexes boast of more online followers than the other half of the "fab four," which could account for the differences in the amassed "likes." 

The Duchess's post has amassed more likes than either of the brothers within its few hours on the 'gram.

Furthermore, Kate Middleton, William's bride, shared a photo from her SportRelief event held at the London stadium, five hours after the royal brother's successive post.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a special performance of Dear Evan Hansen @dehwestend, held in aid of The Royal Foundation. The musical @dearevanhansen has been credited with helping to start important conversations about mental health between parents and teenagers. The issue of mental health is a key priority for The Royal Foundation which works to tackle the stigma and encourage more people to talk openly about their mental health. @GiveUsAShoutInsta, a free and confidential 24/7 UK text messaging helpline that supports people in crisis and was developed by The Royal Foundation, is one of four not-for-profit partners of the show which provide mental health resources to audiences and beyond. Photos © Kensington Palace / PA

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The Duchess's post has amassed more likes than either of the brothers within its few hours on the 'gram.

The source, however, clarified that Prince Williams and his wife were not jealous of the coverage but were merely concerned because the tour of Ireland was important as it was the first undertaken "by any member of The Firm since Brexit."

This comes a day after the Duke of Sussex made his first appearance in the UK since moving to Canada with his wife and son, following their step down from royal duties.

The father of one, who arrived in the UK on Tuesday on a commercial flight, completed his trip to Edinburgh, Scotland, through an eco-friendly train to promote his Travalyst tourism and travel initiative for environmental protection.

Harry's summit came in the wake of the Cambridge royals' visit to London's theatre the previous night, just days before their upcoming Irish royal tour between the third and fifth of next month. 

As part of the Duke of Sussex's royal engagement in the UK, he would attend five other official events, joined by his wife in the coming week, and hopefully, the long-anticipated reunion of the royal brothers would finally play out.

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