Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ordered to ‘reflect’ as popularity declines | Royal | New
Meghan Markle, 39, and Prince Harry, 36, have discussed the privacy of the royal family in numerous interviews since their resignation as senior members in March 2020. But royal expert Penny Junor has put it in guard the Sussexes from their latest media appearances. She insisted the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had not “thought about”.
Speaking to Channel 5 documentary Harry and Meghan: 3 Troubled Years, royal expert Julie Montagu said: “After the second year they moved, many of us expected us to experience a quiet life and become financially independent.
“Here we are three years later and you also have a huge change in the relationship with the Royal Family and Meghan and Harry.
“A change that none of us could have expected.”
Narrator Jennifer Saayeng added: “Is there also a decline in popularity with the British public?”
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Ms Junor said, “I don’t think they’re getting very good advice right now and I don’t think they’re giving these things a lot of thought.”
Journalist Richard Kay noted, “I think a lot of people have become disenchanted with him and her about what happened and he’s not quite the popular figure he once was.”
Meghan and Harry’s popularity ratings have plummeted as a new poll showed they both fell to a new low.
A YouGov poll released last week found that almost half of Britons have a negative opinion of the Duke, while more than 60% have a negative opinion of the Duchess.
This means that she has a net rating of -32, down from -14 earlier in the month.
Prince Andrew remains the least popular royal as 79% of Britons view him negatively.
The poll pointed out that Prince Edward and Prince Charles had received the biggest gain in popularity in recent months.
Prince Edward has led the royal family’s public efforts to show the Queen’s appreciation to the public following Prince Philip’s death in April.
The Earl of Wessex, alongside his wife Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, and daughter Lady Louise, watched floral tributes to the Duke in Windsor and spoke to the public on several occasions ahead of the funeral.