Royals come out with strict social media guidelines and warn followers that abuse of any kind will not be tolerated
The Palace took to Twitter from all its official accounts and made it very clear that they would not be tolerating any 'obscene, offensive or threatening' comments
The Royal family has come out with a new set of strict and stern social media guidelines on what it will be accepting and tolerating from its users and followers who interact with the royal social media accounts.
The Palace took to Twitter from all its official accounts — @Clarence House, @royalfamily and @Kensingtonroyal and made it very clear that they would not be tolerating any "obscene, offensive or threatening" comments or anything of that nature. They added that such comments would be blocked in an attempt to create a "safe environment" for those who are genuinely fans of the royal family.
These rules and guidelines were stated on the royal family's official website and also shared across all their social media platforms. Earlier this year in January, Kensington Palace had revealed that they would spend a vast number of hours making sure that "vile comments" which would often target the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle were removed.
The guidelines asked all fans and followers of Royal family accounts to refrain from and not "promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age." They also suggested that people writing "off-topic, irrelevant or unintelligible" may find their comments or posts removed.
A majority of royal fans took positively to the new guidelines as one fan commented, "Hopefully you are getting rid of some of the offensive tweets on this thread!"
Another fan wrote, "Good news, I am tired of blocking someone elf the vindictive and over the top nasty people who comment on the Royal Social sites." A third fan commented saying, "Great - maybe it will help stop the vitriol aimed at the Duchess of Cornwall."
It was only last month when it was revealed that tennis star Serena Williams who is a close pal of Meghan's was helping her deal with the online abuse that she was facing.
Meghan is currently pregnant with her first child and was getting some advice from Serena's PR team. As reported by Daily Mail, a source shared, "Meghan is still acclimatizing to the royal way of dealing with things — she is very much used to the ruthless Hollywood PR machine."
"Her publicist Kelly put a small team together to create a pitch, and have been in touch with the Palace under an official capacity with a few ideas. Meghan's obviously had some horrible trolling, plus people keep speculating about her relationship with Kate so Serena feels she needs the 'big guns' behind her to set the record straight, and shut everything down."