Prince William is the father of a boy and a girl (and a child on the way), who are – hopefully – still a way off having their own Instagram accounts.
But the prince has given a surprise speech to school students in London that, frankly, every tween and their parent should read.
“I worry for you girls. The touched-up pictures are not real,” William said. “Don’t try to re-create them or think that’s what you’ve got to aim for. There’s a lot of fakeness online, so don’t worry about that.”
Moving from body image to cyberbullying, Prince William gave the 250 students, aged 11 to 18, advice on maintaining a healthy mental wellbeing.
“Don’t spend all day online… For your mental health, get outside, come away from the screen,” he said.