The Duchess of Sussex has endured a difficult time since marrying husband Prince Harry and becoming a member of the Royal Family. But the pressure
The Duchess of Sussex has endured a difficult time since marrying husband Prince Harry and becoming a member of the Royal Family. But the pressure once got to the 38-year-old that she had to deactivate a social media page leaving her “very isolated and alone”. In December 2018, Meghan was riding high after enduring an incredible rise in popularity following her fairytale union with Harry, which was witnessed by hundreds of millions across the globe.
Throughout the UK, the public’s affection towards her and the Royal Family continued to gather momentum, with families, households and friends joining together to carry out special street parties in the couple’s honour.
But by the end of the year, Meghan closed down her Instagram account after it had been reactivated, with those closest to her citing trolls commenting on her pictures and posts as a result.
Fans were initially overjoyed that the account was available again, offering them a unique insight into her life before she became Duchess.
Reports at the time say Meghan wasn’t looking to make an Instagram comeback and had wanted to carry on interacting in secret, with the “fake” account.
Yet, by Christmas the account was taken down.
A source told The Sun at the time: “Since she shut down her public Instagram, she’d had a fake account to follow her friends.
“There was some really vile stuff written by social media trolls and obviously she also saw the headlines about her.
“It really got to her and, in the end, she had to shut down that account just before Christmas, too, to protect her mental health.
“She felt very isolated and alone.”
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Meghan’s popularity has continued since she and Harry announced they were moving away from senior Royal Family duties in January to pursue a “financially independent” life.
They now live in California with son Archie as they plot their next moves away from the UK.
As well as her personal accounts, Meghan was also forced to stop posting from her joint Instagram account with Harry, entitled Sussex Royal.
To coincide with their resignation, the Queen refused to allow them to use the word royal in any branding.