Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have reportedly quit all social media permanently, and also have no plans to use the platforms for their new company Archewell.
According to reports, the couple stopped using their personal social media accounts due to the “hate” they have encountered on the platforms.
The pair use their Instagram account, @sussexroyal, which has over 10.4 million followers to share public health advice on the coronavirus as well as updates on their charity work, but they have not posted since March 2020.
It comes after Meghan spoke of the âalmost unsurvivableâ pain she suffered at the hands of online trolls last year.
In an interview with Californian high school students for Mental Health Day last October, the Duchess said she was âthe most trolled person in the worldâ in 2020 – and urged anyone suffering to speak out.
âIâm told that in 2019 I was the most trolled person in the entire world, male or female.
âI donât care if youâre 15 or youâre 25 – if people are saying things about you that arenât true, what that does to your mental and emotional health is so damaging.â
The Duchess also spoke of the dangers of social media for teen mental health, adding: âYes itâs a great place to connect but itâs also a place where there is a lot of disconnection.
The news marks another departure from royal life for the couple, as other members of the Royal Family regularly use Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to promote their official and charity work.
In March 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made headlines when stepped down as senior royals.