Meghan slams Royal Instagram policy in frontpage interview with glam US magazine

Meghan Markle is no stranger to speaking out about her in-laws in the Royal Family, and today made even more explosive allegations.

Sitting down with US glossy magazine The Cut, the former Suits star made a number of distressing claims – including that she was not allowed control over her own social media presence while a senior Royal Family member.

"I’m like, so excited to talk," she told the mag, before opening up on Buckingham Palace's strict rules on Instagram decorum that she claimed stripped her of her online anatomy – and, she said, even made her worried for her kids.

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Meghan was reportedly told to join husband Harry as well as her in-laws, Kate, and Will on a pre-existing Instagram account, the now defunct @kensingtonroyal, that she had no control over.

She said: "There’s literally a structure by which if you want to release photos of your child, as a member of the family, you first have to give them to the Royal Rota," she told the magazine, referring to the more than 40-year-old system that gives UK media exclusive access to royal content.

She explained the photos would often have been shared and posted by online media outlets before she even got a chance to post them on Instagram herself – something that she said made her uncomfortable after a long and fraught history between her and the British press.

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"Why would I give the very people that are calling my children the N-word a photo of my child before I can share it with the people that love my child?" she angrily demanded.

"You tell me how that makes sense and then I’ll play that game."

Meghan's anger at the UK media began early on in her life as a Royal, with the Daily Mail having said of her: "Harry’s girl is [almost] straight outta Compton".

The Sussexes made a point of removing themselves from the Royal Rota during Megxit in 2020.

On their official media page, it is written: "The Duke and Duchess have chosen to revise their media policy to reflect both their forthcoming change as members of the Royal Family with financial independence, and their wish to reshape and broaden access to their work."


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