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Kensington Palace social media team going through ‘hundreds of thousands’ of abusive comments about Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton

The royals have been targeted online

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Kensington Palace’s social media team are reportedly going through “hundreds of thousands” of abusive comments about Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton.

The Duchesses have reportedly been receiving an overwhelming amount of discriminatory comments and even “violent threats” over the past year.

A source told HELLO!: “The Palace has always monitored comments but it’s a hugely time consuming thing. They can block certain words, but some of it is quite serious.”

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“Over the course of last year, with hundreds of thousands of comments, there were two or three that were violent threats,” they added, speaking to publication as part of their #HelloToKindness campaign.

“You can delete and report and block people and the police have options around particular people. It’s something you have to manage because there’s no other way to control it.”

While neither of the Duchesses have social media accounts, the source said that the team is even “reviewing old material and moderating comments under posts.”

“It follows a Kate vs Meghan narrative and some of the worst stuff is between Kate fans and Meghan fans. Arguments about who looks more appropriate, for example, that turn into personal attacks on other users. It’s creating a supercharged atmosphere and everyone can join in, but what are the consequences of this?”

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