Harry and Meghan launch Instagram campaign to 'remind us of good in the world'

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have begun the new year on Instagram by promoting an account celebrating good news stories.

The royal couple say they will be dedicating each month of 2020 to highlight pages "that remind us of all the good happening in the world", and got under way with the journalist-run Good News Movement.

Recent posts include a hospital janitor who helped bring two patients together by sharing their Lego creations, a teenager with cancer meeting his basketball hero LeBron James, and an electronics store that let a young boy without internet at home use its connection to do his homework.

Harry and Meghan, who spent their Christmas break in Canada, said the page "covers and celebrates acts of kindness and good news in our global community".

They added: "We hope it brings you joy!"

Good News Movement is the only page their @sussexroyal account currently follows.

The owner of the page, which has 196,000 followers compared to 10 million for the Sussexes, said they were "extremely honoured and humbled" to be part of the monthly feature.

In a post on the page, they said: "This is a labour of love to show the good news in the world and to use this platform to inspire acts of kindness. Their support will only multiply our efforts and good news will reign!

"You all have been instrumental in growing this so I share this news as OUR accomplishment. Thank you!"

Harry and Meghan will be hoping 2020 is a smoother year for them than 2019, which saw them subjected to royal rift rumours and criticism of their private travel arrangements.

They also launched legal action against some newspapers over negative coverage of the duchess, with both admitting that they were struggling with the headlines and attention from the British tabloids.

But the year also brought a major highlight - the birth of their first child Archie in May.

He joined his parents on their Royal tour of Africa, where he was seen meeting the Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who described the youngster as "an old soul".

The couple have shared a number of photos Archie, but have also tried to shield their son from media scrutiny.