Royal vs battle royale: Prince Harry says Fortnite should be banned

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex views the garden in the Guildhall Yard, which illustrates the difficulties faced by veterans suffering with physical and emotional pain prior to attending the twelfth annual Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch, hosted by Lord Mayor of the City of London, Peter Estlin at The Guildhall in London on April 4, 2019. - The annual event is held in aid of the three National Service Charities: ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. (Photo by Geoff PUGH / POOL / AFP)

The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, is not a fan of Fortnite, the hugely popular online multiplayer battle royale game that boasts over 200 million active users worldwide. 

According to a BBC report, Prince Harry felt that the game should be banned because it could lead to serious addiction. 

"That game shouldn't be allowed. Where's the benefit of having it in your household? It's created to addict, an addiction to keep you in front of a computer for as long as possible. It's so irresponsible," he said at event in London. 

He also thinks the game could cause families to break up. 

"It's like waiting for the damage to be done and kids turning up on your doorsteps and families being broken down," he said.

The report also included Prince Harry's thoughts on social media – he described it as being more "addictive than alcohol and drugs ...". Ironically, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle just opened an Instagram account on April 3.

The account named @sussexroyal now has more than three million followers. 

Prince Harry's comments on Fortnite has not gone down well with some users on social media.

While there are users who feel that addiction to gaming should be addressed in a more serious and constructive manner.

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