“To her subjects, Prince Philip was the longest-serving royal consort in British history — an often crotchety figure, offending people with gaffes about slitty eyes, even if secretly we rather enjoyed them.”
The above, written by Christina Lamb, was all it took for a tirade of online abuse to follow. It highlights the tightrope journalists and public figures have to walk on just to get by without continual criticism and threats of violence. I can’t see a way around this because the balance is skewed far too much towards the vile keyboard warriors who can say whatever they like without fear of any repercussions.
The article is here and I hope you get to read it. Can be difficult because The Times is usually paywalled.