There have always been those who oppose members of the House of Windsor, but in recent years the attacks have increased and have become more vicious. Hatred and racism towards Meghan Markle have caused the Royal Family to take steps to attempt to decrease the vitriol coming her way. At a time when the wife of Prince Harry should be joyfully preparing for the birth of her first child, there is concern that the new Royal's mixed-race heritage may cause bigots to increase their activity. For this reason, on Monday, Clarence House, Buckingham Palace, and Kensington Palace took a bold step.

They published guidelines for those interacting with the Royals via their official channels.

Meghan's marriage to Harry tipped the scale of vitriol

When Meghan Markle got engaged to Prince Harry, the level of animosity towards the Royals increased and even had a new wrinkle. Meghan was not blue blood, but a divorced American actress. In addition, she was biracial with a white father and black mother. This gave social media trolls additional ammunition when attacking the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Prince Harry went on record asking the press and the public to not be vicious towards his wife, but his words were not heeded.

Now, according to E-News, an official statement from the Royal Family requests that respect, kindness, and courtesy be shown to all members of the social media community. The guidelines further request that posts not be spam, racist, sexist or attacking religious differences. Online communications are also not to discriminate based on race, age or disabilities.

If anyone does not follow these guidelines their posts may be hidden or deleted. With the birth of Harry and Meghan's baby soon approaching there is concern that the child's complexion may cause additional vitriol.

Additional protection needed for Harry and Meghan's unborn child

"Wayfair" reports that Royals have always been scrutinized, citing the hatred that Sarah Ferguson and Camillia Parer Bowles endured.

Meghan Markle, however, has three issues to contend with that these women did not; Racism, Internet trolls, and the color of her unborn baby's skin. For this reason, extra measures are being taken to ensure the safety of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their child.

Kudo's to the Royals for attempting to set guidelines to keep things from getting out of hand. Only time will tell if this new protocol will be heeded. Wayfair says that Meghan reportedly set up a private Instagram account so she could talk with her friends in private, but Internet trolls found their way on to it anyway. This may indicate that even when the child is born, the haters may continue finding ways to spew their venom.