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The Reason Jessica Mulroney Deleted Her Instagram Photos With Meghan Markle Is Sad

In August, Jessica Mulroney returned to Instagram after stepping away from the app for nearly two months after she was called out for displaying white privilege in a problematic exchange with influencer Sasha Exeter in June 2020. On Aug. 27, Mulroney posted a photo of one of her twin sons smiling as he held Meghan Markle's veil at The Duchess of Sussex's royal wedding in May 2018, but quickly deleted the post. She's now speaking out about why she took down that pic (along with others), and the reason Jessica Mulroney deleted her Instagram photo with Meghan Markle brings awareness to cyber bullying.

It didn't take fans long to notice that the royal wedding photo which was captioned, "I see this and pure joy," was taken off Mulroney's page just hours after it was posted. Many believed it had something to do with the rumors Mulroney and Markle had a falling out amid the fashion stylist's June scandal. (Mulroney issued an apology on June 11 ahead of her social media break, saying, "I plan to use this time to reflect, learn and listen.")

Mulroney previously shot down feud rumors when a follower asked about it in August. "Enough of this tabloid fake news," Mulroney wrote. "Just stop."

On Tuesday, Sept. 8, Mulroney, once again, addressed her followers who continued asking why she removed the royal wedding photo.

"People often ask why I delete certain posts," Mulroney wrote. "The amount of bullying and hatred I've had to put up with for 3 years.... I'm tired of looking at it."

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Mulroney went on to encourage her followers to "be kind" and stop bullying others. "Be gracious," Mulroney concluded her post. "We are grown ups... stop acting like teenagers. Real women don't put down other women."