Meghan Markle tries to inspire people to give compliments in Instagram post
MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry published an inspirational quote on Instagram urging people to be kind to each other and pay compliments to other people.
Meghan and Harry took to Instagram today to share a quote by Leo Buscaglia, an American author, and motivational speaker also known as Dr. Love. The quote read: “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Meghan and Harry published this quote to mark Giving Tuesday, a day falling every Tuesday after Thanksgiving aiming to create an international day of charitable giving.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex added a brief caption to the quote, written on their signature dark blue background under Harry and Meghan’s cipher.
“GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world on December 3, 2019, and every day.” Royal fans overwhelmingly welcomed the call for kindness by Meghan and Harry, with more than 37,000 people liking the Instagram post in less than one hour.
One Instagram user wrote in the comment section: “AMEN TO THAT!!! Not enough of that going around in this world today.”
Another said: “So true, small things build up to so much if we care.”And another, addressing their comment to Prince Harry, said: “Sounds just like something your lovely mum would have said, Harry.”
The inspirational quote calling for more kindness comes after the Duchess of Sussex and her sister-in-law, Kate The Duchess of Cambridge have faced an increasing number of vicious attacks on social media in the past year.
Meghan and Kate have become the unwilling targets of abusive and threatening comments on Twitter and Instagram, which forced Kensington Palace to start monitoring these platforms to detect and manage threats. As the number of worrying comments continued to increase between late 2018 and early 2019, Kensington Palace issued in March new guidelines royal fans have to abide by if they want to get in touch with members of the Royal Family.
Kensington Palace said in a statement at the time: “These guidelines are in place to help create a safe environment on all social media channels run by The Royal Family, Clarence House, and Kensington Palace.
“The aim of our social media channels is to create an environment where our community can engage safely in debate and is free to make comments, questions, and suggestions. We ask that anyone engaging with our social media channels shows courtesy, kindness, and respect for all other members of our social media communities.
“In order to help create this safe environment, we have set out some guidelines which apply to any engagement with us or other members of the community on any of our social media channels.”
The comments, the statement continued, must not be “defamatory of any person, deceive others, be obscene, offensive, threatening, abusive, hateful, inflammatory or promote sexually explicit material or violence” or racist and discriminatory. Meghan and Harry are currently on a six-week break from royal duties and are believed to have spent Thanksgiving with the Duchess’ mother, Doria Ragland, and their son, Archie Harrison.
The pair will spend what remains of 2018 relaxing away from the public eye, as they won’t spend Christmas at Sandringham with other senior royals.
A spokesperson for the couple said: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are looking forward to extended family time towards the end of this month.
“Having spent the last two Christmases at Sandringham, [the couple] will spend the holiday this year, as a new family, with the Duchess’ mother Doria.”