MEGHAN MARKLE has been trolled by social media users who have nominated Kate, the Duchess of Sussex, for her latest campaign on Instagram.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been asking fans to send them names of people and inspiring causes who are “Forces for Change” on their Sussex Royal account, following Meghan’s guest-edited Vogue cover which followed the same theme. The couple said they will follow 15 new accounts during August after unfollowing all their other accounts, including The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, earlier in the year. They posted on their Instagram page: “For the month of August we look to you for help.
“We want to know who YOUR Force for Change is…. Each month, we change the accounts we follow to highlight various causes, people or organisations doing amazing things for their communities and the world at large.
“Over the next few days please add your suggestions into the comments section: someone you look up to, the organisation doing amazing work that we should all be following, an account that inspires you to be and do better (or that simply makes you feel good), or the handle that brims with optimism for a brighter tomorrow.
“We will choose 15 accounts and follow them next Monday, as we spend the month of August acknowledging the Forces for Change in all of our lives.”
Many users have posted their suggestion for the royal couple to follow, including friends, family or local charities.
Meghan’s Instagram campaign backfired as Kate Middleton fans trolled the duchess (Image: PA)
Meghan and Prince Harry asked fans to nominate inspiring people for them to follow (Image: INSTAGRAM)
But the Instagram post was also bombarded with messages saying Kate and William should be one of their “Forces for Change”.
One user wrote: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, obviously.”
Another person argued they thought Meghan should have put Kate on the cover of Vogue.
They said: “Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Kate should be on the Vogue cover!”
Meghan and Kate were pictured recently together as they attended Wimbledon together (Image: PA)
Meghan chose 15 “trailblazing” women to feature on the front cover of September’s issue of British Vogue.
Some of the high-profile women on the cover include New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Jane Fonda, Christy Turlington and climate change activist Greta Thunberg.
Prince Harry also makes an appearance in the magazine, as he interviewed environmentalist Jane Goodall.
But Meghan faced criticism for not putting the Queen on the cover or other women in professions such as nurses, doctors and teachers.
Meghan was a guest-editor on September’s Vogue issue (Image: PA)
The duchess included 15 “trailblazing” women on her cover (Image: PA)
Meghan was also told she should not have involved herself in politics as a member of the Royal Family.
Brexit MEP Ann Widdecombe told the Sun: “Royals have not only got to keep out of politics but they have got to be seen to keep out of politics.”
Ingrid Seward of Majesty magazine also said: “The Duchess of Sussex has done a huge favour for the House of Conde Naste and rather less for the House of Windsor.”
Royal commentator Rob Jobson told Sky News Meghan’s cover was “right on and ticks all the boxes”.
Harry and Meghan have been busy since their relationship began in 2016 (Image: EXPRESS)
But he said Meghan should not be getting involved in politics after she asked the New Zealand Prime Minister to take part.
He said: ‘She picked a conversation she had with Michelle Obama, this was done while she was on maternity leave, but she wasn’t around for when Donald Trump was here for the state visit.
“You have got to be quite careful, if you want a voice, that is great. That is perfect if you are not necessarily a member of the Royal Family.
“But, she has got to be very careful not to be partisan and I think that whilst you are using this for a force of good, you have just got to be a little bit careful on the politics side.”
Meghan also revealed in her Vogue issue that she will be launching a clothing line to help women int (Image: PA)
Broadcaster Bobby Friedman added the thinks Meghan sees herself “more of an A-lister celebrity rather than a member of the Royal Family”.
He told Sky News: “The difficulty that Meghan has is that this comes on the back of a very few difficult months for her.
“Where the impression, probably unfairly, that people are getting is that Meghan sees her self as an A-lister, as a Taylor Swift or Beyonce, not as a member of the Royal Family.
“You have to remember that for the Royal Family in this country we have a social contract, they give us and in return, we support them, financially and emotionally.
“What the impression you get with Meghan Markle at the moment, unfortunately, is that she doesn’t want to do the hard yards.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK