Harry and Meghan quit social media for good: couple ‘won’t use sites’, source says

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will never return to social media after facing an “almost insurmountable” amount of abuse, a source has revealed.

Harry and Meghan had more than 10 million Instagram followers on their Sussex Royal accounts, but stopped posting there in March of last year.

At the time, they wrote a long article thanking their subscribers and asking them to keep an eye on each other amid the coronavirus pandemic.

But now the couple, who share their son Archie, have decided to ditch social media altogether – including promoting their nonprofit Archewell – to focus on their “progressive role” in the United States, according to the Times.

They “have no intention” of using social media and it is “very unlikely” that they will ever return to platforms like Twitter or Facebook in any capacity, said a source close to the. couple.

Harry and Meghan (pictured) had over 10 million Instagram followers on their SussexRoyal account, but stopped posting to them in March last year

In March of last year, the couple wrote a lengthy article in which they decided to leave the account in an attempt to draw attention to the coronavirus pandemic.

In March of last year, the couple wrote a lengthy post in which they decided to leave the account in an attempt to draw attention to the coronavirus pandemic.

Harry and Meghan became disillusioned after receiving ‘hate’ online during their time as royals.

It comes a year after the couple announced they were stepping down from official duties and the decision to quit social media signals a step further in their existence as royals.

In a post on their Sussex Royal account, the couple wrote: “As we can all feel, the world right now looks extraordinarily fragile.

“Yet we are convinced that every human being has the potential and the opportunity to make a difference – as we now see across the world, in our families, communities and those on the front lines – together we can uplift one another to realize the fullness of this promise.

It comes a year after the couple announced they were stepping down from official duties and the decision to quit social media signals a step further in their existence as royals.

It comes a year after the couple announced they were stepping down from official duties and the decision to quit social media signals a step further in their existence as royals.

“What is most important now is the health and well-being of everyone around the world and the search for solutions to the many problems that have arisen as a result of this pandemic.

“As we all discover the role we need to play in this global shift and change in habits, we focus this new chapter on understanding how we can best contribute.

“Even if you don’t see us here, the work continues.

“Thank you to this community – for the support, inspiration and shared commitment for good in the world. We look forward to getting back in touch with you soon. You were awesome!

In 2019, Harry and Meghan revealed their struggles against an 'unfair' review in an explosive documentary titled 'Harry and Meghan: An African Journey' aired on ITV

In 2019, Harry and Meghan revealed their struggles against an ‘unfair’ review in an explosive documentary titled ‘Harry and Meghan: An African Journey’ aired on ITV

“Until then, please take good care of yourself and each other.

Meghan, 39, previously spoke of being “the most trolled person in the world” on the Teenager Therapy podcast. She said being abused while the pregnant left her feeling “isolated”.

“I am told that in 2019 I was the most trolled person in the world, male or female,” she said. “Now, eight months later, I wasn’t even visible – I was on maternity leave or with a baby… If people say things about you that are not true, what it does for your mental health and emotional is so damaging… It’s so big you can’t even think about what it feels like.

While Harry and Meghan still shared the Kensington Palace social media account, she received 5,000 abusive and racist tweets in two months.

Prince Harry declined to deny reports of a rift between him and his brother William in a candid interview, commenting that they were 'on different paths at the moment'

Prince Harry declined to deny reports of a rift between him and his brother William in a candid interview, commenting that they were “on different paths at the moment”

Last year, Meghan said social media users were like “drug addicts” at a virtual summit for US publication Fortune.

In 2019, Harry and Meghan revealed their struggles against an ‘unfair’ review in an explosive documentary titled ‘Harry and Meghan: An African Journey’ aired on ITV.

Harry told presenter Tom Bradby that he still struggles to cope with the ‘unbelievably brutal’ death of his mother, Princess Diana, and admitted his anxieties require ‘constant management’.

He made the comments in the TV documentary where he also attacked the press about the public scrutiny he and his wife Meghan Markle faced.

Prior to their wedding in 2018, Meghan was an avid social media user, with 1.9 million Instagram followers, 350,000 Twitter followers and 800,000 Facebook likes. She also had a lifestyle website and blog called The Tig.

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