It seems that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are having trouble escaping criticism. Whether it's regarding the way they choose to parent or being too political, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have come under fire quite often in recent months, which may be why the royal couple appeared to turn comments off on their Instagram recently.

According to Express, the pair shared a photo to their social media on Thursday that depicted cakes with empowering messages on them, such as "you are strong" and "be kind to yourself." However, followers of the account could not leave any messages on the post for a brief time period as the comments had, in fact, been disabled.

The picture, which can be seen below, showed desserts which were made by Luminary Bakery. This specific post was not the first time that the Duchess highlighted the bakery and the work that they do, as she had also included them in the September issue of British Vogue that she recently guest-edited. Additionally, she also used their services to have a special cake made for her birthday earlier this month.


Spotlight on: Luminary Bakery Today we shine a spotlight on @LuminaryBakery and the amazing women of this inspiring and sustainable grassroots organisation. • “What they’ve created at Luminary Bakery is exceptional - it’s a space for baking, healing and rebuilding. When I visited earlier this year I was struck by how the baking, itself, is a means of therapy for these women - which in many ways makes complete sense - feeling they had no control over their lives based on their previous (and often harrowing) circumstances, they found comfort in the measured nature of baking. Mixing equal parts of one ingredient and another could yield the perfect dessert, but the act of doing so provided personal balance. So while the baked goods are absolutely delicious, it’s the story of how the program at Luminary reshapes lives through baking that is the actual icing on the cake.” - The Duchess of Sussex Earlier this year, The Duchess of Sussex visited Luminary Bakery and had the opportunity to break bread with the women - literally and figuratively - whilst listening to their stories. They shared how they’ve rebuilt their lives following their challenging life experiences, and the significant role that Luminary Bakery has played in helping with their personal restoration. The Duchess of Sussex chose to include this small bakery tucked away in East London for the September issue of @BritishVogue, which she guest edited. This bakery has been making a substantial difference to the lives of women in the local area over the last five years and opening its arms to vulnerable women whilst providing job skills, career support, mentoring and coaching. The combination of these like minded women supporting each other, both on the staff side and from the students, is proving to be the perfect recipe in creating this amazing, positive environment. If you find yourself in East London, please stop by and support the women of Luminary Bakery and the impactful work they’re doing. Photo © @LuminaryBakery _

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Once fans of the British royal family noticed the comments had been turned off, they speculated that the decision had been made due to the recent criticism the pair faced over using private jets while also making appearances to discuss environmental issues. Due to the fact that they took four private planes in 11 days even though they have publicly expressed concern about climate change, they were "accused of hypocrisy," reports Express.

As for how the Duchess is handling the negative attention, an insider close to the royal told Vanity Fair that she is "moving on and riding above the storm," as noted by Express in a separate piece.

"As far as she is concerned it's a storm that will blow over. She is focused on bigger things right now," another source added.

Comments on the aforementioned post were eventually reactivated and it remains unclear exactly why they had been temporarily disabled.

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The Duchess and Duke of Sussex are pictured on Jan. 14, 2019 in Birkenhead, United Kingdom. Danny Lawson/WPA Pool/Getty Images