Meghan Markle, Prince Harry talks about online bullying on World Mental Health Day

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were invited to the Archewell Foundation Parents’ summit earlier this week

By Javeria Shahid October 12, 2023

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry opened up about the challenges of raising children in the digital age at a World Mental Health Day event.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made an appearance at the Archewell Foundation Parents’ summit titled Mental Wellness in a Digital Age, on Tuesday, Oct. 10.

While speaking at the forum, the parents-of-two revealed they’ve been actively working with tech companies and parents that have lost their children due to online bullying.

According to PEOPLE, Markle, 42, said, “A year ago we met some of the families, and at the time, it was impossible not to be in tears hearing their stories because it’s just that devastating,”

Meanwhile, Harry got vocal on the fact that his son Archie, 4, and daughter Lilibet, 2, are still “really young,” they know that social media “isn’t going away” and parents need to be prepared for what that means.

“I think for us, for myself and my wife, with kids growing up in a digital age, the priority here is to again turn pain into purpose and provide as much support as well as a spotlight and a platform for these parents to come together, to heal, to grieve and to also collectively focus on solutions so that no other family anywhere has to go through what they’ve been through,” Harry said.

The former Suits actress, who decked out in a white off shoulder blazer and matching trousers, concluded the session saying, “They say being a parent, the days are long but the years are short, so it worries me, but I’m also given a lot of hope and energy by the progress we’ve made in the past year being able to have these incredible parents, these survivors of these experiences, share their stories and the more information gathering we’re able to do, the more we can move the needle a little bit.”