Kensington Palace is reportedly dealing with countless sexist and racist comments directed towards Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton every week.
According to Hello!, having just launched their #HelloToKindness campaign, the Palace is spending numerous hours trying to moderate the harsh words.
A source told the publication: “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. Over the course of last year, with hundreds of thousands of comments, there were two or three that were violent threats.”
“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.”
“A lot of hours are being spent reviewing old material and moderating comments under posts.”
The insider goes on to explain how a lot of the comments try and pit Kate and Meghan against one another.
They continued, “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?”
News about both Kate and Meghan is now shared via the Kensington Palace Twitter profile, after Meghan deleted her Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts before she married Prince Harry.
ET Canada has contacted Kensington Palace for comment.