PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle have called businesses telling them to stop advertising on social media.
Prince Harry slammed social media, saying it was creating a "crisis of hate" and dividing society.
He said the impact of social media was particularly concerning to him "as a father".
He said he and Meghan had started personally calling bosses at big companies about a month ago to urge them to stop advertising on social media.
The Duke of Sussex said social media users were paying a "high cost".
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PRINCE HARRY'S CONCERNS FOR ARCHIE'S FUTURE
After stepping down as senior royals in March, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry also stopped posting on their Sussex Royal Instagram account – but the couple are still concerned about the future of social media.
In a 1,400-word opinion piece for US business magazine Fast Company, Prince Harry hit out at the social media “crisis of hate” and how it will impact future generations.
The Duke also called businesses to advertising on social media and argued that the “digital landscape is unwell”.
“Companies that purchase online ads must also recognise that our digital world has an impact on the physical world – on our collective health, on our democracies, on the ways we think and interact with each other, on how we process and trust information,” he wrote.
“Because, if we are susceptible to the coercive forces in digital spaces, then we have to ask ourselves – what does this mean for our children? As a father, this is especially concerning to me.”
MEGHAN ‘TOLD NOT TO WEAR TIARA BY PRINCE CHARLES’ FOR FEAR OF LOOKING ‘TOO EXTRAVAGANT’
When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry embarked on their royal tour of Australia, the Duchess stepped out in countless winning looks.
According to The Mail on Sunday, Meghan hoped to take a tiara to wear for a state dinner in Fiji – but Prince Charles reportedly told not to to wear it.
The publication claimed the 37-year-old had hoped a tiara from the Royal Collection would complete her outfit as she headed to Fiji in 2018.
But 70-year-old Charles stepped in, advising her that showing off wealth in Commonwealth countries could be seen as “extravagant”.
A source claimed: “Meghan did not understand all of this because she was new to the role and so Prince Charles told her that it would not be appropriate. It was very kindly done.”
Instead, Meghan opted to wear diamond earrings for the formal dinner in Fiji, along with a flowing blue dress which was in stark contrast to Kate Middleton, who on the same night stunned in a large diamond and pearl tiara – once worn by Princess Diana – at Buckingham Palace.
MEGHAN MARKLE 'GREW UP' ON SET OF MARRIED WITH CHILDREN, STAR REVEALS
She may have shot to fame through her role as Rachel Zane in Suits – but Meghan Markle actually spent a lot of time on the set of another hit TV show as a child.
Meghan's father Thomas Markle was the cameraman for 80s sitcom Married… with Kids – and one of the show's stars Ed O'Neill revealed how the Duchess was a regular on set.
Appearing on the Ellen Degeneres show last year, Ed said: “By the way, she grew up on the set of Married… With Children did you know that? Her father was a camera operator. She used to come on the set in a little catholic school uniform, she was like nine.”
In an interview with Esquire in 2013, Meghan said: “Every day after school for 10 years, I was on the set of Married With Children, which is a really funny and perverse place for a little girl in a Catholic school uniform to grow up.
“There were a lot of times my dad would say, “Meg, why don't you go and help with the craft services room over there? This is just a little off-color for your 11-year-old eyes.”
PRINCE HARRY WHISKED MEGHAN AWAY ON £33K 'BABYMOON'
These days it's pretty common for couples to embark on a “babymoon” before becoming parents for the first time – and Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are no different.
Last April, we revealed that the Duke of Sussex treated his pregnant wife to a three-night stay at the exclusive five-star hotel Heckfield Place in Hampshire.
The couple stayed in the hotel's Long Room suite – complete with its own sitting and dining room and private terrace – which cost £10,000 a night.
The pal said of the three-night stay at the Georgian hotel: “They wanted total rest and relaxation, and Meghan was really attracted to the organic ethos of the hotel which produces much of its own food on an on-site farm.
“It was very chilled. They went for walks in their wellies, Meghan sat on a love-swing hung from a tree and they ate delicious food.
“She particularly enjoyed the hotel’s signature chocolate-coated candied orange and roasted home-grown vegetables.”
MEGHAN'S PERSONAL WEDDING MESSAGE TO HARRY REVEALED
When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry married in May 2018, the couple enjoyed a private reception in the grounds of Windsor Castle with friends and family.
Until now, the details of the reception have been kept largely under wraps – but new biography Finding Freedom claims Meghan did in fact buck tradition and gave a speech at her special day.
Although royal authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand don't reveal exactly what she said, US Weekly has previously reported that Meghan referred to Prince Harry as “The One”.
Making reference to her first marriage to producer Trevor Engelson, Meghan reportedly told Harry that their love was “worth the wait”.
THE SWEET GIFT MEGHAN WANTS TO GIVE TO FUTURE DAUGHTER
From gorgeous dresses to exquisite jewellery, there’s no denying Meghan Markle has an incredible wardrobe – and it turns out, she's already saving one special item for her future daughter.
Back in her Suits days, the Duchess of Sussex justified a very expensive designer purchase by imagining herself handing it down to future generations of her family.
In an interview with Hello! magazine in September 2015, Meghan said she “always coveted the Cartier French Tank watch” which costs a cool £4,800.
But when she was told Suits had been “picked up for a third season”, the former actress “totally splurged” and bought a “two-tone version”.
Better still, Meghan had the beautifully delicate designer watch engraved to herself with “To M.M. From M.M” on the back.
In what was an incredibly monumental purchase for the Duchess, Meghan revealed that she plans “to give it to my daughter one day. That's what makes pieces special, the connection you have to them.”
MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY BLAST ONLINE 'CRISIS OF HATE'
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have accused social media firms of perpetuating a “crisis of hate” and asked businesses to “funding and supporting these platforms”.
In a 1,400-word opinion piece for US business magazine Fast Company, Prince Harry said the impact of social media has become “especially concerning” to him since becoming a father.
Although Harry highlights how social media is “a seemingly free resource for connecting, sharing, and organising”, he argued: “It is not actually free; the cost is high. Every time you click they learn more about you.”
He added: “In this ever-changing digital world, we are the product.”
The Duke of Sussex – who is currently living in LA with wife Meghan Markle and their son Archie – says that online communities should be “defined more by compassion than hate”.
DORIA'S SWEET NICKNAME FOR MEGHAN REVEALED
It’s no secret that Meghan Markle is incredibly close with her mum Doria Ragland – who has reportedly moved in with her, Harry and baby Archie in LA.
Meghan's uncle Joseph Johnson has recalled the moment the family found out she was dating Prince Harry – and how Doria used the nickname "Flower" for her daughter.
He said: “All of us were really stunned. Shocked.
“Doria was so excited. She was just saying, ‘My little Flower! My Flower’s going to be a princess! Wooh-wooh!’”
When she still had her lifestyle blog The Tig, Meghan revealed her childhood nicknames during a Q&A with fans.
She revealed: “My nickname is Meg, M&M and Flower (which my mom has called me since I was little).”
MEGHAN MARKLE FAILS TO MAKE VOGUE'S 25 MOST POWERFUL WOMEN LIST
She might have guest-edited the fastest-selling Vogue issue in history – but this year, Meghan Markle has been left off the magazine's Top 25 Most Powerful Women list.
Instead, the magazine editors have chosen to feature The Queen – as the coronavirus crisis has “deepened” the monarchy's relevance.
Vogue describes how the list consists of “women of the moment who are leading us through 2020 with prescience, power and poise”.
What's more, Daisy Edgar-Jones has been deemed the “star of lockdown” for her performance in hit BBC drama Normal People while makeup mogul Charlotte Tilbury, journalist Emily Maitlis and Michaela Coel also feature.
Last year, Meghan secured a spot on the coveted list – and was praised for how she is “gently modernising the royal family”.
MEGHAN GOT A 'DRESSING DOWN' FROM THE QUEEN IN ROW ABOUT EGGS, AUTHOR CLAIMS
A royal author has claimed that Meghan had travelled to Windsor Castle for a food tasting session not long before her wedding – but was unhappy with a dish containing eggs.
According to royal author Katie Nicholl, 38-year-old Meghan had asked for a “macrobiotic alternative” to cater for some of her Hollywood pals' diets.
“[Meghan] got very upset when she felt that she could taste egg in a dish when she was told there was no egg in there, and she said, 'No, I can taste it, I can taste there's egg in this dish',” Katie told Yahoo's Royal Box.
According to Katie, the Queen “took Meghan to one side” for a quiet word.
“I think there was a bit of an upset when suddenly the Queen walked in, because of course, this was Windsor Castle, this is her home,” she said.
“And she just quietly took Meghan to the side and said, 'Meghan, in this family we don't speak to people like that'.”
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