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Harry and Meghan slammed by followers after sharing 'wash your hands' advice on SussexRoyal

Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, who are currently living in a Vancouver Island mansion, shared the Instagram message with followers urging them to stay at home (Pictured: Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day Service)

Social media users have taken fire at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex after they shared advice on how to stop the spread of coronavirus and encouraged followers to 'support health workers' by staying at home.

Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, who are currently living in a Vancouver Island mansion, shared a post on Instagram with the six WHO recommendations, before posting three pictures of healthcare workers on the frontline across the world.

Alongside the list of advice, which included 'wash your hands often' and 'avoid touching your face' the couple wrote: 'For all of us, the best way we can support health workers is to make sure we do not make their job any harder by spreading this disease further.'

However social media users slammed the royals for sharing advice that was already known, with one suggesting the couple were 'way behind the curve'.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared advice on preventing the spread of coronavirus on their instagram page, urging followers to 'wash their hands often' and 'avoid touching your face'

However social media users poked fun at the advice and said it was information they had already been given countless times

One user wrote: 'Oh my, nobody had told us that before. So good that you can provide information that nobody else can.'

While another added: 'Gosh I haven't seen this information before. Where have I been?'

Another person commented: 'Do you think we don't know this? Seriously?'

Meanwhile another person said: 'I'm desperately trying to find a post that isn't telling us what we already know...WE KNOW!!! Anyone who isn't aware of the steps we have to take by now must be living under a rock.'

Joining in on the sarcastic response, another person felt the advice had already being expressed 'a hundred times' and added: 'Nothing that we haven't already been told a hundred times. Still trying to stay relevant.'

The sarcastic responses come after the couple shared a post last week encouraging followers to 'train as counsellors' if they grow bored at home while isolating during the crisis.

Along with their lengthy Instagram caption they shared pictures of healthcare workers holding signs urging people to stay at home while they work tirelessly in hospitals.

One image featured a group of medical staff from Wales holding the Welsh flag along with each person holding a placard stating: 'We stay here for you. Please stay home for us.'

And the couple appeared to emphasise the importance of staying at home with a picture of two female medical professionals holding a sign each which had a similar message.

People took to Instagram to question why the couple had decided to share the information now

'None more so than the brave and dedicated healthcare workers on the frontline, risking their own well-being to care for the sick and fight COVID-19.'

'Wherever you are in the world, we are all incredibly grateful.'

They added: 'No matter where you are, the World Health Organisation have shared some guidelines that can help.

'You may have seen or heard these before, but they are as important today as ever. Please click our link in bio for more information from @WHO.'

Sharing the images with their 11.3million followers, the couple wrote: 'Around the world, the response from people in every walk of life, to protect and look out for their communities has been inspiring.

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My view: Harry and Meghan have become objects of caricature as they are now so irrelevant after they abandoned their royal duties, the UK and made a #CORO escape to Canada even before the deadly virus was announced to the world. Harry has become a busboy and an Instagram husband to his fame hungry selfish wife MM. They both think they're better than the rest of the royal family, but it has backfired on the arrogant duo. Stay safe and stay indoors

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