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PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle have called businesses telling them to stop advertising on social media.

Prince Harry slammed social media, saying it was creating a "crisis of hate" and dividing society.

He said the impact of social media was particularly concerning to him "as a father".

He said he and Meghan had started personally calling bosses at big companies about a month ago to urge them to stop advertising on social media.

The Duke of Sussex said social media users were paying a "high cost".

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  • THE SWEET GIFT MEGHAN WANTS TO GIVE TO FUTURE DAUGHTER

    From gorgeous dresses to exquisite jewellery, there’s no denying Meghan Markle has an incredible wardrobe – and it turns out, she's already saving one special item for her future daughter.

    Back in her Suits days, the Duchess of Sussex justified a very expensive designer purchase by imagining herself handing it down to future generations of her family.

    In an interview with Hello! magazine in September 2015, Meghan said she “always coveted the Cartier French Tank watch” which costs a cool £4,800.

    But when she was told Suits had been “picked up for a third season”, the former actress “totally splurged” and bought a “two-tone version”.

    Better still, Meghan had the beautifully delicate designer watch engraved to herself with “To M.M. From M.M” on the back.

    In what was an incredibly monumental purchase for the Duchess, Meghan revealed that she plans “to give it to my daughter one day. That's what makes pieces special, the connection you have to them.”

  • MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY BLAST ONLINE 'CRISIS OF HATE'

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have accused social media firms of perpetuating a “crisis of hate” and asked businesses to “funding and supporting these platforms”.

    In a 1,400-word opinion piece for US business magazine Fast Company, Prince Harry said the impact of social media has become “especially concerning” to him since becoming a father.

    Although Harry highlights how social media is “a seemingly free resource for connecting, sharing, and organising”, he argued: “It is not actually free; the cost is high. Every time you click they learn more about you.”

    He added: “In this ever-changing digital world, we are the product.”

    The Duke of Sussex – who is currently living in LA with wife Meghan Markle and their son Archie – says that online communities should be “defined more by compassion than hate”.

  • DORIA'S SWEET NICKNAME FOR MEGHAN REVEALED

    It’s no secret that Meghan Markle is incredibly close with her mum Doria Ragland – who has reportedly moved in with her, Harry and baby Archie in LA.

    Meghan's uncle Joseph Johnson has recalled the moment the family found out she was dating Prince Harry – and how Doria used the nickname "Flower" for her daughter.

    He said: “All of us were really stunned. Shocked.

    “Doria was so excited. She was just saying, ‘My ­little Flower! My Flower’s going to be a princess! Wooh-wooh!’”

    When she still had her lifestyle blog The Tig, Meghan revealed her childhood nicknames during a Q&A with fans.

    She revealed: “My nickname is Meg, M&M and Flower (which my mom has called me since I was little).”

  • MEGHAN MARKLE FAILS TO MAKE VOGUE'S 25 MOST POWERFUL WOMEN LIST

    She might have guest-edited the fastest-selling Vogue issue in history – but this year, Meghan Markle has been left off the magazine's Top 25 Most Powerful Women list.

    Instead, the magazine editors have chosen to feature The Queen – as the coronavirus crisis has “deepened” the monarchy's relevance.

    Vogue describes how the list consists of “women of the moment who are leading us through 2020 with prescience, power and poise”.

    What's more, Daisy Edgar-Jones has been deemed the “star of lockdown” for her performance in hit BBC drama Normal People while makeup mogul Charlotte Tilbury, journalist Emily Maitlis and Michaela Coel also feature.

    Last year, Meghan secured a spot on the coveted list – and was praised for how she is “gently modernising the royal family”.

  • MEGHAN GOT A 'DRESSING DOWN' FROM THE QUEEN IN ROW ABOUT EGGS, AUTHOR CLAIMS

    A royal author has claimed that Meghan had travelled to Windsor Castle for a food tasting session not long before her wedding – but was unhappy with a dish containing eggs.

    According to royal author Katie Nicholl, 38-year-old Meghan had asked for a “macrobiotic alternative” to cater for some of her Hollywood pals' diets.

    “[Meghan] got very upset when she felt that she could taste egg in a dish when she was told there was no egg in there, and she said, 'No, I can taste it, I can taste there's egg in this dish',” Katie told Yahoo's Royal Box.

    According to Katie, the Queen “took Meghan to one side” for a quiet word.

    “I think there was a bit of an upset when suddenly the Queen walked in, because of course, this was Windsor Castle, this is her home,” she said.

    “And she just quietly took Meghan to the side and said, 'Meghan, in this family we don't speak to people like that'.”

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