Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘quit social media for good’ after ‘almost unsurvivable’ trolling
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have reportedly quit social media for good.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who recently released their first podcast after a mega "£30million" Spotify deal, are said to have made the decision after an "almost unsurvivable" experience with online trolling.
According to The Times, the royal couple will no longer post on any platform and have even abandoned promoting their non-profit Archewell on there.
Meghan, 39, and 36 year old Prince Harry, who share one year old son Archie, have "no plans" to use social media and it is "very unlikely" they will ever return to them in any personal capacity, an insider claimed to the publication.
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OK! online has approached Meghan and Harry's representatives for further comment.
The pair have more than 10million followers on their Instagram account SussexRoyal, but stopped posting in March 2020 after taking a step down from their positions as senior members of the Royal Family.
During an interview with Californian high school students for Mental Health Day last year, Meghan addressed the fact that she was "the most trolled person in the world".
"I'm told that in 2019 I was the most trolled person in the entire world, male or female," she said, before urging others to speak out.
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Meghan went on: "I don’t care if you’re 15 or you’re 25 – if people are saying things about you that aren’t true, what that does to your mental and emotional health is so damaging."
The Duchess continued by speaking of the dangers that social media poses to the younger generations, including teenage mental health, as she said: "Yes it’s a great place to connect but it's also a place where there is a lot of disconnection."
Her husband, Prince Harry previously also opened about his dislike for how social media is used while speaking at a virtual summit hosted by TIME100.
Prince Charles' son said he believes these platforms are "distracting us from the things we should be focused on."
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The couple shared their last post on their Instagram feed last year, where they urged their followers to "lift each other".
They wrote: "As we can all feel, the world at this moment seems extraordinarily fragile. Yet we are confident that every human being has the potential and opportunity to make a difference—as seen now across the globe, in our families, our communities and those on the front line—together we can lift each other up to realise the fullness of that promise.
"What’s most important right now is the health and wellbeing of everyone across the globe and finding solutions for the many issues that have presented themselves as a result of this pandemic.
"As we all find the part we are to play in this global shift and changing of habits, we are focusing this new chapter to understand how we can best contribute.
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"While you may not see us here, the work continues.
"Thank you to this community – for the support, the inspiration and the shared commitment to the good in the world. We look forward to reconnecting with you soon. You’ve been great!" [sic]
"Until then, please take good care of yourselves, and of one another. Harry and Meghan," they added.
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