Prince Harry on whether he and Meghan Markle will "revisit" social media

Emily Gulla
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Photo credit: Mark Cuthbert - Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

It's been 10 months since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle officially signed off on their Sussex Royal Instagram account back in March 2020, and the couple haven't posted publicly on Instagram since.

However, Prince Harry has now spoken out on whether we can expect him and Meghan to return to social media in a new interview.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's move to leave the Sussex Royal Instagram account took place to coincide with the couple stepping down from their roles as working royal family members. Still, Meghan and Harry did tell followers at the time, "We look forward to reconnecting with you soon," though it wasn't clear whether they meant on social media, or just in general.

In a new in-depth interview with US magazine Fast Company, Harry sat down to discuss the problems with social media, following an essay he wrote for the magazine last year, which was titled, 'Social media is dividing us. Together, we can redesign it'.

Alongside calling for "reform [to] the state of our digital world" in his latest interview, Harry also revealed whether he and Meghan plan to return to social media themselves.

He told Fast Company, "We will revisit social media when it feels right for us—perhaps when we see more meaningful commitments to change or reform—but right now we’ve thrown much of our energy into learning about this space and how we can help."

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Photo credit: Chris Jackson - Getty Images

While discussing the problems with social media, Harry also shared his own experiences with "online harassment," saying: "I was really surprised to witness how my story had been told one way, my wife’s story had been told one way, and then our union sparked something that made the telling of that story very different.

"That false narrative became the mothership for all of the harassment you’re referring to. It wouldn’t have even begun had our story just been told truthfully.

"But the important thing about what we experienced is that it led to us hearing from so many others around the world."

Harry continued, saying,"To their own degree, everyone has been deeply affected by the current consequences of the digital space. He added, "We are all vulnerable to it, which is why I don’t see it as a tech issue, or a political issue—it’s a humanitarian issue."

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