Harry and Meghan quit social media - GulfToday

Harry and Meghan quit social media


Prince Harry and Meghan. File

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have not only bid farewell to royal life, but they have also bid adieu to the very platforms where they have been shining stars: social media. Clearly, they are fed up with the vile hate speech that is being spread through the social networking sites.

Having already bid farewell to royal life and escaped to the relative seclusion of North America, they cherish their privacy more than anything else, rather than be trolled by all and sundry.


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The couple have managed to garner 10 million Instagram followers as working royals, exceeding that of the Royal Family’s main account, which holds just 8.6 million by comparison.

However, having left the account behind when their life as frontline royals drew to a close, it has now been reported they will snub social media both in a personal capacity and in relation to their charitable Archewell Foundation, according to the Independent.

A source told The Times the couple had “no plans” to use social platforms to further their charitable aims, while they were also “very unlikely” to return as individuals.

Both have not shied away from reproaching social media platforms for harbouring hateful language, with the duchess referring to herself as “the most trolled person in the world” following her engagement to the duke. Prince Harry himself has described the digital landscape as being “unwell”.

News of their departure from the online world follows the mass repudiation of Donald Trump by social media firms including Twitter - which handed down an “permanent suspension” to the US president ”due to the risk of further incitement of violence” following the riots at the US Capitol building.

Their royal foray into digital media saw the pair attempt to use platforms to progress positive goals including the highlighting of charitable groups they felt were bringing good to the world.


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