Prince Harry
Pictured: Prince Harry gestures during a discussion, while on a visit to YMCA South Ealing, to learn more about their work on mental health and see how they are providing support to young people in the area, on April 3, 2019 in London, England. Getty Images/Adrian Dennis-WPA Pool

Prince Harry has been accused of being a hypocrite following his bold comments on mental health and social media.

During his royal engagement at the YMCA on Wednesday, Prince Harry also talked about the dangers of social media use. “Good Morning Britain” hosts Ben Shephard and Susanna Reid asked royal correspondent Jonathan Swain to explain the matter with more depth.

“The Duke of Sussex has almost 5 million followers on social media. He is also in the privileged position of having someone from the press office writing most of his social media posts for him,” Swain began.

He added that palace aides told him and the other royal correspondents that they reject any suggestion of hypocrisy since Prince Harry is allowed to criticize while also recognizing that social media can do worlds of good as well.

“This intervention to us to be connected face to face rather than through phones will certainly be welcomed by many people particularly parents who feel they have that constant battle of trying to get their children off social media,” he said.

Royal correspondent Vickie Arbiter also weighed in of Prince Harry’s recent statements and said that by saying something as bold as what he said, he was able to capture the attention of the public.

The Duke of Sussex was also able to make people sit up and take notice while taking the necessary steps to ensure that children won’t be addicted to the use of social media.

Jan Moir, a journalist for Daily Mail, also criticized Prince Harry over his recent comments about social media. He said that if social media is really as addictive as drugs and alcohol, Prince Harry should tell his millions of Instagram followers this information.

Moir said that it seems there is one set of rules for Prince Harry and Markle while everyone else must abide by a completely different moral code. After all, he spoke against social media use just hours after he created an account on Instagram.