Disunited fandom: how the royal split created turmoil online

The British monarchy captivates and entertains a vast international fandom, but the drama of the Sussex split has riven a once-close online community.

On the morning of 9 January, Reese was leaving her boyfriend's house in Philadelphia when her phone buzzed with a notification. It was an alert from @sussexroyal, the Instagram account of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, announcing the couple’s split from the royal family, which would push the pair to leave the UK, give up their royal titles and reshape their role within the British monarchy. “It was just...woah”, she remembers. The post would be liked by almost two million people and...
source: New Statesman

2020-01-24 11:50
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