The Duchess of Sussex is no stranger to the limelight because she was an actress first before she became a part of the royal family.
So, it is safe to say that Meghan Markle is also used to worthless gossips and unbacked rumors, but if you asked her now on how she feels about the malicious articles spreading online, she may just probably shrug them off.
For sure you have read cruel headlines all over social media and even the hateful comments about the expectant that you can’t help but wonder if she has been affected by this.
The concern is understandable – imagine being put under the microscope and then people started throwing their claims at you and your entire family.
Shutting Out Social Media
However, don’t go chasing after internet trolls who don’t have anything to do but to speak ill of other people and the tabloid sites that unearth age-old articles just to bring out the dirty laundry – the 37-year-old seemed unperturbed by all the raucous.
Just like a true royal that she is, Markle revealed that she actually doesn’t look at Twitter, er, she doesn’t have one.
She made the admission during the International Women’s Day forum earlier this month, which she says was her personal preference.
Furthermore, Markle revealed that she just didn’t quit Twitter, she also doesn’t look at headlines anymore. If you think about it, it really makes sense.
Not all influential personalities allow social media to take over their lives and let everything on the internet affect them.
For the case of the Duchess, she further said that her choice is safer because any news, be it positive or negative, may only appear as noise these days.
Plus, she really doesn’t need the extra pressure from all the people in the world. It’s already tough to be looking your best, following protocols, and being royal-ish all the time, especially as a new mother.
Do Royal Family Members Have Social Media Accounts?
Additionally, the former-royal would just be wasting her time scrambling for sources of the speculations when these are, in fact, baseless and oftentimes fake. If ever she chose to have a Twitter account to personally handle, it would be a rare sighting among the royal family.
Most of them have no social media accounts, except, of course, a few – Queen Elizabeth II just recently made an Instagram account; Princess Eugenie has her own Instagram account, too; and Prince Andrew and Princess Beatrice have their respective Twitter accounts.
Royal Family’s Social Media Crackdown
Markle’s revelation came just days after the royal family issued guidelines for those who interact with their social media accounts, which aims to create a safe environment on the channels.
Furthermore, the post noted that the comments that violate the rules, like those with defamatory, obscene, abusive, and hateful language, may be deleted.
Harsh comments on social media posts of the royal family’s officials accounts have been so out of hand lately, with a lot of people targeting the Duchess of Sussex.
That’s not all. Kensington Palace’s bid to track down these people is serious as they are willing to get the law enforcement involved if the need arises. This will happen to individuals who will threaten the members of the royal family.
This is a nod to what happened in January, when multitudes of hateful comments were thrown at Kate Middleton and Markle because of their so-called feud, which the palace had already denied.
Hope Not Hate, an advocacy group, studied 5,000 tweets that had the hashtags attacking Markle and were posted between January and mid-February.
The result showed there is a group of people who is behind the trolling. As an answer to this, the micro-blogging platform said it had suspended some of the accounts of these people.