Harry and Meghan have left social media for good: the couple "will not use websites to promote their Archewell Foundation" because they receive hatred, according to sources
- Harry and Meghan had more than 10 million Instagram followers last year
- Leave their social media channels when they left the royal family
- Now revealed the couple has abandoned personal accounts altogether
- According to sources, social media is not used to promote Archewell
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stopped using social media after dealing with an "almost insurmountable" amount of abuse.
Harry and Meghan had more than 10 million Instagram followers on their SussexRoyal account but stopped posting on it in March last year.
At the time, they wrote a long post thanking their followers and asking them to take care of each other amid the coronavirus pandemic.
But now the couple, who share son Archie, have decided to give up social media entirely – including to promote their charitable Archewell – in order to focus on their "progressive role" in the US, according to The Times.
They "have no plans" to use social media and are "very unlikely" to ever return to platforms like Twitter or Facebook in a personal capacity, a source close to the couple claimed.
Harry and Meghan (pictured) had more than 10 million Instagram followers on their SussexRoyal account but stopped posting on it in March last year
In March last year, the couple wrote a long post setting out their decision to cancel the account in order to draw attention to the coronavirus pandemic
Harry and Meghan were disaffected after receiving "hate" online while working royals.
It comes a year after the couple announced they were stepping down from their official duties and this decision to leave social media marks another step away from their existence as royals.
In a contribution to their Sussex Royal report, the couple wrote, “As we can all feel, the world seems extraordinarily fragile at this moment.
“However, we are confident that everyone has the potential and opportunity to make a difference – as we see it now around the world, in our families, in our communities and on the front lines – and together we can make a difference to make the fullness of this promise a reality.
It comes a year after the couple announced they were stepping down from their official duties and this decision to leave social media marks another step away from their existence as royals
"What is most important right now is the health and wellbeing of all people around the world and finding solutions to the many problems that have arisen as a result of this pandemic."
“As we all find the role to play in this global shift and change of habits, let's focus on this new chapter to understand how we can best contribute to it.
“While you may not see us here, work continues.
“Many thanks to this community – for the support, the inspiration and the common commitment for the good in the world. We look forward to connecting with you again soon. You were great!
In 2019, Harry and Meghan revealed their struggles over "unfair" testing in an explosive documentary entitled "Harry and Meghan: An African Journey," which aired on ITV
Prince Harry refused to openly reject reports of a rift between him and brother William, stating that they were "on different paths at the moment".
"Until then, please take good care of yourself and each other."
In 2019, Harry and Meghan revealed their struggles over "unfair" testing in an explosive documentary entitled "Harry and Meghan: An African Journey," which aired on ITV.
Harry told host Tom Bradby how he is still struggling to deal with the "incredibly raw" death of his mother, Princess Diana, and admitted that his fears require "constant management."
He made the comments in the television documentary in which he also attacked the press over the public scrutiny that he and his wife Meghan Markle faced.
Prior to her marriage in 2018, Meghan was an avid user of social media with 1.9 million followers on Instagram, 350,000 Twitter followers and 800,000 likes on her Facebook. She also had a lifestyle website and blog, The Tig.
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