Meghan and Harry’s popularity sinks to ALL-TIME low, latest survey suggests


MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry’s popularity has reached an all-time low record, just days before the couple were due to fly in from California for the Queen’s Jubilee.

Likewise, Meghan Markle’s net favorability has also dropped, from -39 to -42 in the latest survey, with only 23 percent of the public hold a positive outlook on the Duchess of Sussex while nearly two in three (63 percent) have a negative view.

The Sussexes remain positively seen among the young, but by a narrower margin, the YouGov poll showed.

Some 42 percent of those aged 18 to 24 see Harry positively, and 33 percent see him negatively – a net score of +9.

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Meghan and Harry’s popularity sinks to ALL-TIME low, latest survey suggests (Image: Getty Images)

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The research was carried out by YouGov on 1,692 adults earlier this month (Image: Getty Images)

This age group is more closely split over Meghan with a net score of +2, as 38 percent view her positively and 36 percent negatively.

But the couple are both seen poorly by other generations, including those aged 25 to 49 (-4 and -20 respectively), 50 to 64 (-42 and -61), but most of all by people 65 and over (-65 and -79).

Conversely, the Queen remains the most popular royal, with more than eight in ten Britons holding a positive opinion of the monarch, versus just 12 percent who see her negatively, equaling a net score of +69.

Elsewhere in the family, Prince William has a net score of +59, Kate is at +55, Charles’ rating is +19, Camilla has a score of +9 while Andrew is by far the least popular, with a net figure of -80.

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The Sussexes remain positively seen among the young (Image: Getty Images)

Meanwhile, the research also shows both Prince Charles and Prince William will have a tough job garnering the same level of approval as the Queen.

The study found 84 percent of Britons think the Queen has done a good job in her 70 years on the throne, including six in 10 who say she has done a ‘very good job’.

YouGov tracking data shows that the public are split 34 percent to 37 percent on whether Prince Charles should succeed as king after Queen Elizabeth, or whether the crown should pass down in favour of the more popular Prince William.

The British public tend to think both Princes will make good Kings should they ascend to the throne, but there is significantly more confidence in William than Charles.

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Some 42 percent of those aged 18 to 24 see Harry positively (Image: Getty Images)

Some 77 percent of people think the Duke of Cambridge will do a good job as King, compared to just 57 percent for his father.

Meanwhile, a YouGov poll of 1,000 US adults from May 18-21, 2022 found just 45 percent now having a “favourable or somewhat favourable” view of the Duchess of Sussex.

Less than half (46 percent) had a “very or somewhat unfavourable” view of her.


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