Harry, Meghan accused of 'trying to stay relevant' by sharing coronavirus info online: 'We don't need middlemen'

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle get heavily criticized on social media for saying they will use Instagram to share resources on the coronavirus

                            Harry, Meghan accused of 'trying to stay relevant' by sharing coronavirus info online: 'We don't need middlemen'
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have called the efforts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic "as true a testament there is to the human spirit." They also shared that they will use Instagram to provide resources on the coronavirus outbreak. 

Taking to their Instagram handle, Harry and Meghan had shared an inspirational quote alongside a long caption. The caption read, "These are uncertain times. And now, more than ever, we need each other. We need each other for truth, for support, and to feel less alone during a time that can honestly feel quite scary." 

"We will be sharing information and resources to help all of us navigate the uncertainty: from posting accurate information and facts from trusted experts to learning about measures we can take to keep ourselves and our families healthy, to working with organizations that can support our mental and emotional well-being," the post read. 

The couple also urged their 11.7 million followers to stay united and also thanked all those who were working tirelessly to counter the outbreak. However, their post did not sit well with everyone and many slammed the couple for their post. 

One such user wrote, "Why would we need you to share information & resources? We have highly respected medical scientists & governments who are communicating daily with their nationals. We don't need a middle man or woman to advise us on anything. Please crawl back under your stone & self isolate forever."

Another user shared, "A testament to human spirit would have been for you to send your British security detail home so they could be with their families at this uncertain time." A third echoed the sentiments and wrote, "You aren't qualified to advise of support on any aspect of mental health or a global pandemic. No true professional would offer help on a website like this. Its merely more virtue signaling in its purest form. Please find something else to stay relevant, you could do far more harm than good to vulnerable people. Thanks." 

"No, we don't need information from you!! Using the situation again for your own fame! ! Stop it and help your community instead!!" wrote another upset user. 

We had previously reported that Harry and Meghan finished up their last official royal engagement at the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey. However, some tension was evident between Harry and Meghan and the rest of the royal family given they were not permitted to sit with the Queen, Charles, William, and Kate in the VIP section. The two will step down as senior royals on March 31. 

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