The royal family issue social media rules after members suffer online abuse

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"We reserve the right to hide or delete comments made on our channels, as well as block users who do not follow these guidelines".

The new rules - which the royal fam released across their social media accounts on Monday - are working to encourage "courtesy, kindness, and respect" while setting a "strict list of standards" that must be upheld by commenters.

Abusive and even threatening remarks have become commonplace on the comment sections and Twitter feeds of the royal family, with Kate and Meghan, the wives of Queen Elizabeth's grandsons Prince William and Harry, particular targets.

"We also reserve the right to send any comments we deem appropriate to law enforcement authorities for investigation as we feel necessary or is required by law", the policy warns. According to an unnamed source, who reportedly lives a few doors down from Ragland's bungalow, "Meghan is a mommy's girl-their special mother-daughter bond hasn't disappeared just because she's moved to England".

Neither of the duchesses have personal social media accounts.

The Royal Household has published new social media guidelines which ask all users who interact with their channels to act with "courtesy, kindness and respect".

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But even before Meghan married Harry a year ago, the American and self-proclaimed feminist found herself at the center of unwarranted attention.

The Royal Family have now chose to issue online "community guidelines" in the hope to help combat the trolls. "This is not a game - it is her life and his". The duchess and former American actress is expecting her first child with Prince Harry this spring.

Harry and William know firsthand how damaging life in the public eye can be for the women they love.

"Much of social media has become a sewer", she said on Twitter last month.

There are some who still blame the media for her death in a auto crash in Paris while being pursued by photographers.

Britain's royal family has had enough with internet trolls and general incivility on social media, particularly in light of ongoing abuse directed at Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

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