Nearly a year after stepping down from their roles as senior members of the royal family, Harry and Meghan have quit social media and are unlikely to return to it.
At the end of March 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle quit their roles as senior members of the British Royal Family and left Buckingham Palace to live private lives in the United States.
That move generated many reactions from fans and observers, and now the couple has made new moves as part of their new progressive role in America.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle depart from Catalyst Inc, Northern Ireland's next generation science park on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Nothern Ireland. | Photo: Getty Images
Harry and Meghan have said no to social media as part of their new status despite having over 10 million followers on Instagram and do not intend to use social media for their new Archewell Foundation.
A source disclosed this information to the Times and added that Harry and Meghan are very unlikely to return to social media in their personal capacities.
One primary reason tabled for the couple's move is that they have become disillusioned by the hate they have received over the years on social media.
Meghan is known to have spoken about her nasty experience with online trolling. The mother of one was 2019's most trolled personality and said such an experience could damage one's mental and emotional health.
They spoke about how young people in the world can use social media as a force for good in global Commonwealth nations.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with their son Archie on September 25, 2019, in Cape Town, South Africa. | Photo: Getty Images
In their days as senior royal family members, Harry and Meghan communicated officially via their joint social media page, @sussexroyal. However, the account's last post came in March 2020.
Before that last post, the couple's media team revealed that they would no longer post on Instagram using their official account and would not update their official website, though both would continue to exist.
Meanwhile, Harry and Meghan's Archewell Foundation, which they founded last year, does not have any official social media presence. The royal couple moved to a new estate in Santa Barbara, California, and granted their first joint video call after their move in August.
In the video, they spoke about how young people in the world can use social media as a force for good in global Commonwealth nations, showing that they are not averted to social media use.
Though Harry and Meghan are quitting social media, they are not stopping their charitable and exemplary works, which they have continually done since stepping down as senior royal family members, and for which their fans love and adore them.
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