Meghan avoids reading Twitter and headlines about herself at all costs – here's why

2019-03-10 10:07
 
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

Cape Town – If there's one thing Meghan has learned since joining the royal family, it's avoiding nasty comments on social media.

The Duchess of Sussex participated in a panel discussion on Friday, held at King's College London and convened by The Queen's Commonwealth Trust, to discuss a range of issues affecting women today.

Her appearance - alongside Annie Lennox, Angie Murimirwa, Adwoa Aboah, Julia Gillard, Chrisann Jarrett and panel chairwoman Anne McElvoy - came shortly after Queen Elizabeth appointed Meghan as Vice-President of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust.

During the discussion, chairwoman and senior editor of The Economist, Anne asked Meghan if she reads Twitter and Meghan politely responded that she does not, E! News reports.

Elaborating further, the duchess said: "I don't read anything. It's much safer that way, but equally that's just my own personal preference, because I think positive or negative, it can all sort of just feel like noise to a certain extent these days, as opposed to getting muddled with that to focus on the real cause."

Referring to recent reports that she is making feminism trendy, Meghan added: "For me, I think the idea of making the word feminism trendy, that doesn't make any sense to me personally, right? This is something that is going to be part of the conversation forever."

This comes after Palace officials published a number of new social media guidelines when it comes to online users interacting with the royal family.

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