Lay off the 'gram, kids! That seems to be the message the pregnant Duchess of Sussex is sending in her latest round of public remarks. Meghan Markle should know of what she speaks, having been extraordinarily active on social media as an actress, even launching a lifestyle blog at one point.
As a royal though, she has given up the blog and her social media accounts, and she wants others, especially young people, to step back from social occasionally as well.
Speaking to volunteers for Live for Tomorrow, a mental health organization for kids, she said it was "freeing" to stop worrying about how many "likes" she racked up per post, adding that "flattery and criticism run through the same filter."
Meghan added: "Young people find it so difficult. You see photos on social media and you don't know whether she's born with it or maybe it's a filter."
Prince Harry also weighed in. "Issues stemming from social media and gaming are a major problem for young people in the UK—and globally," he said. "Fingers are often pointed at the parents but that's not always fair as they too need to be educated about these things."