Meghan Markle has covered her share in online hatred and abuse since her entry into royal life.
It seems, however, that the response to a recent image of the Duchess of Sussex led to immediate action by the royal family.
On Monday, the palace published a new set of guidelines on their social media communities, explaining how fans are expected to act to create a “safe environment on all social media channels of the royal family“.
The photo, which was reportedly the reason for the movement, depicts the Duchess during a gala party during her recent royal visit to Morocco.
The comments that have been removed since then force the palace to issue a warning to trolls, requiring users to show respect and courtesy when commenting on the royal social media sites.
“We ask everyone involved in our social media channels to show courtesy, kindness and respect for all other members of our social media munitions,” the statement said.
The guidelines, which were introduced for accounts relating to The Royal Family, Clarence House and Kensington Palace, are apparently intended to protect not only Meghan, but also Kate Middleton, who is also the target of trolling.
The statement warns anyone who violates the guidelines that further action can be taken.
“We also reserve the right to send any comments we deem appropriate to law enforcement authorities for investigation if we deem it necessary or required by law,” it adds.