Since their confession interview with Oprah Winfrey, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have broken records of unpopularity with the British, according to a poll published in the United Kingdom on Friday.
According to this survey conducted by the YouGov Institute among 1,664 people, the British are more likely to be negative (48%) than Prince Harry’s positive (45%) opinion. Despite his many escapes, the 36-year-old prince had not yet reached such a level of unpopularity. With only 31% favorable opinion, Meghan Markle is less appreciative than her husband, while 58% consider her negative.
As for the royal family, its reputation is not tarnished by the revelations of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex: Queen Elizabetha II still tops the British favorite royal figures with an approval rating of 80%. She is closely associated with Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, who are located in about three quarters of the favorable opinion.
Different Results in the United States
Only Prince Charles, Prince Harry’s father and heir to the crown, feels he is suffering from the interview, a six-point increase in negative opinion against him (42%) and a nine-point drop in favorable opinion (49%).
On the other side of the Atlantic, however, another poll conducted by the American company Morning Consult has revealed very different figures: After the broadcast of their shock interview, the couple’s popularity has reached 69% (+ 23%) among Americans. Prince Harry and 67% (+ 22%) rate for approval Meghan Markle to reach. Queen Elizabeth, for her part, received only 65% favorable opinion out of 838 surveys.
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