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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to quit social media after barrage of online abuse

Entertainment - By Mirror | January 11th 2021 at 10:15:00 GMT +0300
(Image: AFP via Getty Images)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have reportedly quit social media after being bombarded with abuse online.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have apparently turned their backs on Twitter and Facebook after becoming alienated by the 'hate' they found online.

Meghan has previously shared her horror at the 'almost unsurvivable' abuse she faced while on maternity leave with Archie.

The royal couple also have 'no plans' to use social media for their Archewell Foundation, The Times reports.

The bombshell comes after Donald Trump was banned from Twitter due to 'the risk of further incitement of violence' after his supporters stormed the US Capitol.

They have not posted on their Sussex Royal Instagram profile, which has more than 10 million followers, since March.

In their last post they hinted at taking a leave from social media by saying 'while you may not see us here, the work continues'.

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This also coincided with the Queen banning them from using 'royal' in their branding after Megxit.

In their last Instagram post the couple hinted at leaving social media

Meghan previously spoke about being the 'most trolled person in the world' on a podcast to mark World Mental Health Day.

During the chat, the Suits actor said: "I'm told that in 2019 I was the most trolled person in the entire world, male or female. Now, eight months of that I wasn't even visible, I was on maternity leave or with a baby.

"But what was able to just be manufactured and churned out, it's almost unsurvivable, that's so big, you can't think of what that feels like, because I don't care if you're 15 or 25, if people are saying things about you that aren't true, what that does to your mental and emotional health is so damaging."

Harry previously said social media had helped create 'a crisis of hate, a crisis of health and a crisis of truth'.

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