Duke and Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have reportedly boycotted social media. Royal experts Roberta Fiorito and Rachel Bowie claimed the Sussexes were “damned if they do and damned if they don’t”. The Royal commentators agreed Meghan and Harry cannot quickly refute rumours or claims against them easily without a social media presence.
However, they added that despite the royal couple’s freedom outside the Royal Family, if they were to use social media for this purpose it would be considered weird.
Ms Bowie said: “It has to be such a weird dance for Meghan and Harry to figure things out.
“They have gone from not making statements about anything to making statements or at least wanting to make statements when they feel compelled.
“How do you do it, what is the balance there?
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Ms Fiorito agreed and noted the new dynamic the Sussexes have entered into by deleting their social media.
She said: “It is interesting too because they have come to the US and have the freedom now to not just never explain or complain.
“They do have the freedom to speak for themselves and yet they aren’t really able to use it because they are not on social media.
“They haven’t really used that to their advantage yet, that freedom.
“Their podcast, it takes time to record that, they could put out statements through their press team but it seems like they are doing less and less of that.”
Ms Bowie added: “I do think on the flip side of that if they did have an Instagram presence, would it be weird if they were using it to constantly refute misinformation.
“Whatever the rumour was that is coming up, there are lots about the Sussexes, if they were constantly using social media to refute them it would be weird too.
“They are just damned if they do and damned if they don’t.”