Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Have Officially Turned Off Their Instagram Comments — Might Not Come Back

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been fighting a fierce battle with the press and the public since the two started dating back in 2016. And now that they’ve left the family, things have not become any easier. This is because critics have taken to the couple’s social media page to bash anything and everything they can. And it’s finally driven the two to turn off their Instagram comments altogether.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have had a difficult relationship with the public | Phil Noble/Pool/Getty Images

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have had a tough time with the public

Ever since Harry and Meghan started dating, thing haven’t gone as well for the soon-to-be ex royals as they’d hoped. Meghan, primarily, was at the center of a media storm. The press practically refused to write anything positive about her, which made it very difficult for her to develop a relationship with the public.

In a shocking documentary that was released late last year, Meghan revealed that she’s been struggling greatly with the impact that becoming a royal has had on her quality of life. And finally, in January 2020, Harry and Meghan decided to permanently leave the royal family.

Critics have written unpleasant words about the couple on Instagram

Ever since the couple’s announcement, their Instagram comments section has taken the brunt of the public’s distaste for the couple’s departure. Countless comments have compared Meghan with Kate Middleton, and nearly all of the top comments on their last few photos were seriously harsh.

“You are irrelevant,” one person wrote under the couple’s Mother’s Day post. “Please remove this Instagram and go underground and remain in your privy world,” someone else added. In the couple’s last several posts, nearly every top comment (liked by thousands of people) was bashing the duke and duchess.

The negativity has driven Harry and Meghan to disable their comments section — and shut it down

Harry and Meghan recently posted a photo with a message in their signature blue background. It was a thank you message to their community for the support and commitment to “the good in the world.” But, interestingly, the couple disabled comments under the post.

This doesn’t come as a surprise, since they’ve been berated with negativity in the comments section. But it is shocking, since royals (though they’re technically not as of March 31) are supposed to always be open with the public. However, two people can only endure so much negativity thrown their way, and it might have been time for Harry and Meghan to go even more underground.

The two seemed to hint with the phrase “you may not see us here” that they’ve decided to shut down their page altogether. Time will tell if (or when) the couple re-emerges. For now, though, they probably just need a break.