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Royal Family to block or report social media trolls

 International Desk

 Published: 10:39 PM, 4 March 2019  

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The Royal Family has published social media guidelines for the public, vowing to block users who leave offensive or abusive comments on official channels.

Posts on the Clarence House, Kensington Palace and Buckingham Palace feeds may be hidden, deleted or reported to police, the new rules say.

It follows reports that staff have been battling a surge in abuse aimed at the Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex.

Neither of the duchesses have personal social media accounts.

Meghan closed down hers last year, before marrying Prince Harry.

In December 2017, shortly after her engagement, she had 1.9 million people following her posts on Instagram, and more than 350,000 Twitter followers. Her Facebook page had almost 800,000 likes.