Harry and Meghan quit social media for good: Couple ‘will not use sites to promote their Archewell Foundation’ due to hate they receive, source claims
- Harry and Meghan had more than 10 million Instagram followers last year
- Quit their social media channels when they stepped down from the royal family
- Now revealed the couple have abandoned personal accounts altogether
- Social media will not be used to promote Archewell, sources have claimed
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have stopped using social media after dealing with an ‘almost unsurvivable’ amount of abuse.
Harry and Meghan had more than 10 million Instagram followers on their SussexRoyal account, but stopped posting to it in March last year.
At the time they wrote a lengthy post thanking their followers and asking them to look out for each other amid the coronavirus pandemic.
But now the couple, who share son Archie, have decided to abandon social media altogether – including to promote their non-profit Archewell, according to The Times.
They have ‘no plans’ to use social media and it is ‘very unlikely’ that they will ever return to platforms in any personal capacity, a source claimed.
Harry and Meghan (pictured) had more than 10 million Instagram followers on their SussexRoyal account, but stopped posting to it in March last year
In March last year the couple wrote a lengthy post pinning their decision to quit the account on wanting to focus attention of the coronavirus pandemic
Harry and Meghan became disillusioned after receiving ‘hate’ online during their time as working royals.
It comes a year after the couple announced they were stepping back from official duties and this decision to leave social media signals a further step away from their existence as royals.
In a post to their Sussex Royal account, the couple 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.
It comes a year after the couple announced they were stepping back from official duties and this decision to leave social media signals a further step away from their existence as royals
‘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.
‘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!
In 2019 Harry and Meghan revealed their struggles over ‘unfair’ scrutiny in an explosive documentary called ‘Harry and Meghan: An African Journey’ that aired on ITV
Prince Harry refused to deny reports of a rift between himself and brother William in a candid interview, commenting that they were ‘on different paths at the moment’
‘Until then, please take good care of yourselves, and of one another.’
In 2019 Harry and Meghan revealed their struggles over ‘unfair’ scrutiny in an explosive documentary called ‘Harry and Meghan: An African Journey’ that aired on ITV.
Harry told presenter Tom Bradby how he still struggles to deal with the ‘incredibly raw’ death of his mother, Princess Diana, and admitted his anxieties require ‘constant management’.
He made the comments in the TV documentary where he also attacked the press over the public scrutiny that he and wife Meghan Markle have faced.