The popular erstwhile royal couple, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have recently announced their plan to quit the social media. The couple arrived at the decision as a result of the growing criticisms they faced from their respective fans via their Facebook and Twitter platform.
A UK newspaper source reported that the couple had no plans of using their social platforms to promote their novel foundation called Archewell Foundation. The source also disclosed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle do not plan to reuse their personal social media platform.
Recall that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved to California in the United States in 2020, which followed their resigning from their British royal duties in the United Kingdom. While as royal couples, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had gathered formidable presences online.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, while acting in royal capacity in the U.K., had gained over 10 million Instagram followers in their Sussex Royal account. However, the couple had also bitterly complained about the criticisms inflicted on them from the followers, especially from the British fans and press.
Most of the criticism facing the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stems from the racist undertones of comments labelled against Meghan Markle. Meghan disclosed that the trolling labelled against her as “almost unsurvivable”. In his effort to curb the criticism, Prince Harry gave an unprecedented speech from as far back as 2016 to rebuff “the racial undertones of comment pieces” as well as denouncing “the sexism and racism of social media trolls”.
Soon after leaving for the United States, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle signed an annual multimillion-dollar contract to stream inspirational films and series for Netflix. In 2020, the renowned former actress, Meghan Markle, also hosted a wildlife documentary on Disney.