Meghan avoids Twitter so she doesn’t get muddled by the ‘noise’

The Duchess of Sussex has revealed she does not read newspapers or engage with Twitter to avoid getting “muddled” by the “noise”, whether positive or negative.

Meghan’s admission came when she joined a star-studded panel of feminists and national figures to mark International Women’s Day, and described the Duke of Sussex as part of the conversation on gender equality.

Singer Annie Lennox appeared alongside the duchess, with former prime minister of Australia Julia Gillard and others, to debate a range of issues affecting women today.

Meghan was asked by the chairwoman, Anne McElvoy, senior editor of The Economist, how she responded to newspaper headlines describing her feminism as “trendy” and whether it was “water off a duck’s back”.

The duchess said: “I don’t read anything, it’s much safer that way, but equally that’s just my own personal preference, because I think positive or negative, it can all sort of just feel like noise to a certain extent these days, as opposed to getting muddled with that to focus on the real cause.

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The Duchess of Sussex said she does not read newspapers or engage with Twitter (Yui Mok/PA)

“So for me, I think the idea of making the word feminism trendy, that doesn’t make any sense to me personally, right? This is something that is going to be part of the conversation forever.”

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When asked later if she looked at Twitter she replied: “No, sorry no. For me that’s my personal preference.”