TLC plans to air a special about Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton and the alleged feud between the two Royals. The hour-long special will air on February 5, under the title of "Kate v. Meghan: Princesses at War?" Social media abuse and trolling of the Duchess prompted the #HelloToKindness Campaign by Hello Magazine. Apparently, the hateful comments and speculation grew so bad, that palace officials turned to Instagram for help with the sheer volume of horrid comments.

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TLC synopsis of their special in February

The TLC show will examine the rumors of a feud between Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton, which the tabloids and social media hyped up. Possibly because of that, social media abuse skyrocketed. The Times reported on it, noting, "The problem has become so acute that Kensington Palace, whose officials spend hours each week trying to root out vile racist and sexist comments, have asked Instagram to help. Neither of the duchesses has their own account, but Kensington Palace has 7.1 million Instagram followers."

The synopsis from TLC explains: "The world watched with awe when Prince Harry and the American actress tied the knot in one of the most talked about events of 2018.

TLC's Kate v. Meghan: Princesses at War will air on February 5 - Image credit- TLC official trailer via ET | YouTube
TLC's Kate v. Meghan: Princesses at War will air on February 5 - Image credit- TLC official trailer via ET | YouTube

But, while Meghan’s entrance into the royal family began with girly days out and sunny trips to Wimbledon, media suggests that the honeymoon phase may well be over.”

According to Mercury News, TLC embarks on a mission see just how big a rift there is between Meghan and Kate. Hopefully, they manage to establish if there actually is one at all.

Meghan and Kate hate sparks #HelloToKindness Campaign

The social media abuse brought the issue of the two Duchesses into focus and Hello Magazine want to counter it.

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They noted that there's been a huge uptick of extremely abusive comments against other high-profile people as well. On social media, the differing opinions turn into uglier and uglier fights between commenters. In many instances, sites like Twitter and Instagram become examples of the ugliest spite and hate imaginable.

That kicked off the #HelloToKindness Campaign. They wrote, "HELLO! is today urging our readers to spread the #hellotokindness message across social media and take a stand against online abuse."

What do you think about the mega-levels of hate against Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton?

Will you join the #HelloToKindness Campaign? Remember to keep an eye out for TLC's special on February 5." Kate v. Meghan: Princesses at War?" airs at 10 PM ET/PT on TLC.

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