Meghan Markle reveals why she doesn't have personal social media accounts

Brenda Watkins
October 15, 2020

Meghan Markle is opening up about social media and how it can become an "addiction" for many.

Speaking to the BBC, Campbell said: "I started writing that book because past year I knew privately that Meghan, with Harry's connivance, was getting up to all sorts of things in America that she was completely forbidden from doing as a royal".

As she admitted that hasn't had her own personal social media account for a long time, the Duchess touched on people using their voices on social media, saying: "If you don't agree with [something], don't be part of the problem, be part of the solution".

During Fortune's Most Powerful Women Next Gen Virtual Summit on Tuesday, she said, "I have a lot of concerns for people that have become obsessed with it [social media]".

"They spend a ton of time outside, and both Harry and Meghan love to play-all the private space is a dream for them", they added.

Markle then revealed she hasn't been on social media since 2018 and said her previous Sussex Royal account was run by "the establishment", referring to the Royal Family.

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"People who are addicted to drugs are called users and people who are on social media are called users and there is something algorithmically that is in there that is creating this obsession and I think it's very unhealthy for a lot of people". "I try, rather, to be very clear in what I say and not get controversial and instead talk about things that seem very straight forward, like exercising your right to vote", she continued.

She also gave some advice to people who are building their online brands, noting, "as you are out there engaging with friends online, just be conscious of what you're doing..."

"We had [an Instagram account] through the institution and our office that was in the U.K. But that wasn't managed by us that was a whole team", the former "Suits" star declared.

During the chat, Meghan was also asked if motherhood has changed how she thinks about leadership.

She recommended remembering the phrase "my faith is greater than my fear", when taking action or making decisions. "You realise it more when you are not able to exercise it. Regardless of my experience over the last few years compared to anyone's experience, you can't take for granted the ability you have as a woman to be able to be heard". And that is a shared belief between my husband and I.

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