Prince William Confirms Social Media Boycott with Rare Personal Statement

Prince William just released another personal statement, bringing his recent total to three.

Earlier today, the Duke of Cambridge, 38, posted an official message on Twitter, which confirms that he’s boycotting social media this weekend.

“As President of the FA I join the entire football community in the social media boycott this weekend. W,” he wrote.

Prince William is referring to the extremely important international boycott happening this weekend, which is geared toward stopping online abuse and discrimination.

This isn’t the first time the royal has released a message in the aftermath of Prince Philip’s death. Shortly after the funeral, the Duke of Cambridge broke his social media silence and released an official statement on the Twitter account he shares with his wife, Kate Middleton.

“Now, more than ever, we must protect the entire football community–from the top level to the grassroots–and the values of competition and fairness at its core,” he wrote. “I share the concerns of fans about the proposed Super League and the damage it risks causing to the game we love.”

A few days later, Prince William followed up with another tweet, which read: “I’m glad the united voice of football fans has been heard and listened to. It is now really important that we use this moment to secure the future health of the game at all levels. As President of the FA, I’m committed to playing my part in that work. W.”

So, does this mean Prince William won’t celebrate Princess Charlotte’s birthday on social media this weekend? At least it’s for an important reason.

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