Prince Harry's fears for 'innocent' Archie and Lilibet over 'online hatred'

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, holding their son Archie, meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu (not pictured) at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation in Cape Town, South Africa, September 25, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Pool
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Prince Harry has shared his fears for his children Archie and Lilibet over the hatred within the 'online world', adding that he hopes they never have to experience it. 

Speaking during the virtual event, the dad-of-two, who recently paid the sweetest public tribute to his 11-month-old daughter Lili, confessed that he is concerned about his little ones being exposed to the negative parts of the internet as they grow up and lose their "innocence".

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"As parents, my wife and I are concerned about the next generation growing up in a world where they are treated as digital experiments for companies to make money and where things like hatred and harm are somehow normalised.

"We want our children and all children to feel empowered to speak up," Harry, who stepped back from royal life with Meghan back in 2020, explained.

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Expressing his fears for Archie and Lilibet's futures within the digital age, the Duke, who is raising his kids in LA, continued, "My two little ones are still at their age of innocence. Sometimes I feel like I can keep them away from the online harm that they could face in the future forever, but I'm learning to know better.

"My kids are too young to have experienced the online world yet and I hope they never have to experience it as it exists now. No kid should have to."

Caitlin Elliott
Junior News Editor

Caitlin is a Junior News Editor for, covering all things royal, celeb, lifestyle, food, and family. Having set her sights on becoming a magazine journalist when she was a child, Caitlin took on work experience stints at local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree and has interviews with celebs, reality stars and the Archbishop of Canterbury under her belt (of course, she couldn't resist asking him about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry).