Meghan Markle opened a 'secret Instagram to reconnect with pals after feeling 'lonely'
23 January 2019, 16:12 | Updated: 24 January 2019, 12:45
The Duchess of Sussex reportedly created a secret second Instagram account just before Christmas to stay in touch with old friends.
The day Meghan Markle closed her Instagram account is the day the Duchess of Sussex truly subscribed to the royal way of life.
By surrendering her public image to the Kensington Palace press office the true trappings of what makes a royal - the PR machine, the glamorous clothing - followed.
But an insider has revealed that the Duchess didn't anticipate the isolation that could come with her deleting her social media accounts.
Speaking to The Sun, the source revealed that Meg set up a fake persona online to follow her friends and stay in touch with what they were up to across the pond while living her new life in London.
They told the paper that she "felt very isolated and alone".
Shorlty after setting up the fake page, it's claimed she deleted it again after seeing "vile stuff written by social media trolls" about her.
The source said: “It really got to her and, in the end, she had to shut down that account just before Christmas to protect her mental health."
Apparently Meghan isn't the first royal to set up her own secret social media account, apparently her husband Prince Harry had a fake Facebook page which he shut down in 2012.