New data from renowned public opinion firm YouGov reveals that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are less popular than ever with the British public after their salacious interview with ultra-rich American celeb Oprah Winfrey.
The figures show Prince Harry dropping into negative approval for the first time ever, while his ex-actress wife Meghan Markle plummets to an embarrassing -27 net popularity rating.
The pair enjoyed positive approval ratings until their controversial decision to step back as senior royals at the start of 2020, including a +20 score for Meghan Markle, refuting claims that their dwindling public support is a result of alleged and unproven British racism.
The numbers accord with data reported on earlier this week, which showed that most Brits had little or no sympathy for the pampered pair after their cushy interview with billionaire chat show neighbour Oprah.
By contrast the pollster finds overwhelming support for Her Majesty the Queen as well as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, with 80% of Brits looking fondly on the Queen, 76% having a positive view of William, and 73% liking Kate.
The numbers were captured yesterday and may not even fully capture public response to William’s comments yesterday, where he boldly declared that the royals were “very much not a racist family” to widespread public support.
Sky-high net approval ratings for the Queen, which are up by a point since the bombshell interview, should come as no surprise. Earlier this week, this site reported on her amazing lifelong record of public service – which has seen Her Majesty join up with the Army to take on Hitler’s war machine and steward our country through crises of war, terror, and economic turmoil.
The figures also show overwhelming public support for the monarchy, with 63% of Brits backing the institution and just one in four opposing it.
18-24 year olds are the only group opposed to the monarchy, with 42% of social media addled youngsters now opposing it while just 37% are in favour.