Thursday, January 24, 2019

'Lonely' Meghan Markle Opened A 'Secret Instagram To Reconnect With Pals'

Meghan Markle set up a secret Instagram account because she was feeling 'lonely', it has been reported.

The Duchess of Sussex closed down all her social media accounts in January 2018 after getting engaged to Prince Harry .

It was an expected move and a signal of her subscribing to the royal way of life by 'surrendering' her public image to Kensington Palace.

But at some stage last year, according a royal insider quoted in The Sun , Meghan set up a secret account so she could keep in touch with friends.

But apparently the pregnant former Suits star was so upset by the negative backlash she closed her account at Christmas 'to protect her mental health'.

Since late last year the 37-year-old has been the subject of critical reports, including that royal staff dubbed her “Duchess Difficult" and that she had made Kate Middleton cry in the run up to the royal wedding in May.

A pal is quotes as saying: “She was working on all her projects in private, but couldn’t say anything publicly as her patronages hadn’t been announced.

“Since she shut down her public Instagram , she’d had a fake account to follow her friends.

“There was some really vile stuff written by social media trolls and obviously she also saw the headlines about her."
The source says the abuse got to her to such an extent she shut the account down before Christmas.

The suits actress was very active in Instagram before meeting Harry, regularly posting pictures of her swanky Toronto house.

But working royals are banned from having social media accounts.