In a groundbreaking move, the palace has released official guidelines for how to interact with the royal family’s official social media accounts.
In a statement Monday, the palace says: “We ask that anyone engaging with our social media channels shows courtesy, kindness and respect for all other members of our social media communities.”
The move comes after months of social media abuse directed at members of the royal family, specifically towards Meghan Markle.
The new guidelines, which were shared across the social media channels run by The Royal Family, Clarence House and Kensington Palace, state that comments must not “contain spam, be defamatory of any person, deceive others, be obscene, offensive, threatening, abusive, hateful, inflammatory or promote sexually explicit material or violence.”
They must not “promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.”
And comments should not “breach any of the terms of any of the social media platforms themselves, be off-topic, irrelevant or unintelligible or contain any advertising or promote any services.”