The fact that someone doesn’t like something doesn’t give them the right to damage it. Apparently, the detractors of the British Royal family have not followed that simple society rule, on social media, and the family has been forced to make a drastic decision.

The Royals online rules

In an official statement, the Royals requested that netizens show “courtesy, kindness, and respect” when they share on social media (the most known social media accounts used by them are @KensingtonPalace, @ClarenceHouse, and @TheRoyalFamily).

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The goal of the guideline is to “help create a safe environment” where people can debate and make comments, questions, and suggestions without hurting anybody. To do so, they decided to ban “obscene, offensive, threatening, abusive, (and) hateful,” posts.

One of the points the statement focused on was that people must not promote in comments. They are probably referring, here, to all the attacks that Duchess Meghan Markle received even before marrying Prince Harry on May 19, 2018.

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If those "controlling" Royals’ social media channels decide that someone didn’t follow the guidelines, they could “hide or delete comments,” and even “block” users. If they feel it necessary, they could even send the defamatory comments to the police.

The Duchesses alleged feud aggravated the problem

While the Royals have always faced negativity, things got out of control when it was reported that Duchess Meghan and Duchess Kate didn’t get along. This caused people to “take sides,” pointed out Emily Nash, Royal Editor at Hello!

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According to Nash, the backlash both Duchesses got was sexist as people complained about the way they walk, the heels they wear, or their bodies. She added that Meghan and Kate were two different people, which is what makes people think that they “need to be in one camp or another.

#HelloToKindness campaign

Back in January, Hello! launched a campaign titled #HelloToKindness, trying to make netizens communicate with each other and make comments with positivity.

Famous people, including Gaby Roslin, Andrea McLean, Martine McCutcheon, and Kirsty Gallacher have joined the movement.

Nash made sure to say that the campaign was not about censorship but “raising the standard of conversation.” The Royal Editor emphasized that people felt secure sharing negative comments because anonymous and several miles away, suggesting that things would be different if detractors face their online “victims.”

Speaking of malicious claims about the Royals Kensington Palace had to emphatically deny the rumors claiming that Duchess Meghan Markle, who is pregnant and expected to give birth in late-April or early-May, would raise her upcoming child “gender fluid.

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