Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly quitting all social media permanently due to the “hate” they have encountered on the platforms. A source close to the couple told The Times of London that they have “no plans” to use social media for their new company Archewell and are “very unlikely” to resume use of their personal accounts.The couple had already largely stepped away from such platforms; in October, Meghan said that she had “not been on social media for a very long time.”
“I’ve made a personal choice to not have any account, so I don’t know what’s out there, and many ways that’s helpful for me,” she added. “I have a lot of concerns for people that have become obsessed with it. And it is so much a part of our daily culture for so many people that it’s an addiction like many others. There are very few things in this world where you call the person who is engaging with it a user.”Meghan has also spoken about her experiences being trolled online, saying it was “almost unsurvivable.”
In 2020, Harry and Meghan announced that they would step down as senior members of the royal family and relocated to Southern California. More recently, they announced a podcast deal with Spotify and a multi-year deal with Netflix to produce feature films, scripted series, documentaries, and children’s programming.
Royal experts blast ‘arrogant’ Harry and Meghan; say they ‘will never represent royal family again’
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been accused of treating their recent trip to New York like a royal tour, but royal experts have made it clear that their visits will “never” be counted as appearances on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II.Many believe that the Sussexes are trying to set up an “alternative” royal family in the United States, by holding meetings with senior politicians, giving speeches about politics, as well as COVID-19 and vaccine equity, despite not holding any official position in such matters.
Royal commentator Charles Rae clarified in Entertainment Daily that there is not going to be a “royal comeback” after their exit from “The Firm” last year, so people should be careful not to perceive their New York trip as a representation of the royal family.
“They are no longer active members of the royal family and do not represent the royal family on anything. Their trip to New York was a glorified tourist trip. There were no crowds and the vast majority of people near them were NYPD officers carrying guns to protect them,” Rae told Entertainment Daily.
“They made it clear they wanted to have private lives but continually invade their own privacy. No one should make the mistake that if they do turn up they are representing the royal family. They are not. They made the decision to quit as working members of the Royal Family,” he added.
Prince Harry’s biographer Angela Levin also said that the couple are trying to steal attention from royals for themselves, in addition to documenting their state-like visit for a commercial purpose- their multi-million deal with Netflix. She told The Sun: “As well as attempting to pull focus from the Royal Family onto themselves, they appeared to be filming the whole thing for a Netflix documentary.
Harry was spotted with a microphone wire going into his back pocket and cameras were catching every moment of their chats with members of the public and the mayor of New York.”