Speaking to young reporters for the US-based Teenager Therapy podcast, the Duke of Sussex said “meditation is the key” to dealing with negativity. He noted that the act of meditating was something he “never thought I would be the one to do.”
The prince added: “As much as we worry and worry and take note of what we put in our stomachs as a diet, so does our eyes and mind, what we consume affects us.
Yesterday was World Mental Health Day – an annual event recognized by the World Health Organization.
This is not the first time the Duke has spoken of the digital world. In an essay for the business magazine Fast Company in August, he referred to “a crisis of hate, a crisis of health and a crisis of truth.”
Just last month, the Duke sat alongside Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, to warn of “misinformation and negativity online” ahead of the November US election.
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Meghan told Teenager Therapy: “I’m told that in 2019 I was the most trolled person in the world, male or female.
“Now for eight months I was not even visible. I was on maternity leave or with a baby.
“But what could be manufactured and produced is almost insurmountable. It’s so big you can’t even think about what it feels like.
The Duchess suggested throughout this time that there was a lack of people asking if she was okay.
Meghan recalled a touching TV interview with ITV the same year, in which she spoke of negative press reports in UK media. She said, “Not many people have asked if I’m okay.
“But it’s a very real thing to live behind the scenes.”
Asked by Teenager Therapy about how she was now, the Duchess said she and Prince Harry “certainly couldn’t complain”.
Meghan added: “A year later I would say yes I’m fine and the last few months have been layered for everyone.”
Harry and Meghan currently live in the California region of Santa Barbara.
They signed a Netflix deal earlier this year that will see them produce shows for the video streaming platform.