The popularity of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle plummeted in Britain since their interview with Oprah Winfrey, suggests a YouGov poll.
It revealed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s popularity has never been at such a depth following their explosive interview.
A YouGov poll found that 48 percent had a negative opinion of Prince Harry, compared to 45 percent with a positive view. That gives him a net favorability rating of -3, which represents a 15-point drop from the previous poll. Markle, for her part, experienced a drop of 13 points, taking her down to -27 (meaning that 31 percent have a positive view of her, while 58 percent have a negative view).
The only other royal whose popularity has dropped since the interview is Prince Charles, whose favorability fell by 14 points to +7; opinions on Queen Elizabeth, Prince William, and Princess Catherine remain mostly unaffected.
During the interview aired last Sunday, Meghan said her pleas for help while she felt suicidal were ignored and that one member of the family had asked how dark their son Archie’s skin might be.
Harry also bemoaned his family’s reaction to the couple’s decision to step back from official duties.
PRINCE CHARLES: Father Prince Charles was infuriated after son Prince Harry and Meghan Markle interview.
The British media reported that the Prince of Wales was “deeply concerned” about the allegation that there were conversations about his grandson Archie’s skin colour prior to his birth.
A source said there were different reactions while the royals discussed what to do. It was mulled that the Queen’s view be taken. Another suggestion was to issue a statement saying “we are unhappy to hear they were unhappy.”
“But Prince Charles wanted to rebut, point by point, the claims that had been made,” the insider said.
However, Queen Elizabeth said in a statement earlier this week “cautiously” that the “whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan.”
“The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. Whilst some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately,” she added.