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The Sussexes

Public opinion of Harry and Meghan is at an all time low according to latest favourability poll


© CHARLIE PROCTOR 2018

Public opinion of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex is at an all time low in the wake of their Oprah Winfrey interview according to the latest favourability poll.

The market research and data analytics company YouGov polled 1,664 British adults between 10 and 11 March 2021 to gather public opinion in the fallout of the Oprah interview.

The latest data shows that 45% of Britons have a positive opinion of Prince Harry, while 48% regard him negatively. This gives him a net score -3, a drop of 15 points from 2 March, and marks the first time attitudes have been more negative than positive towards the prince.

Meghan’s scores have also fallen considerably. Only 31% of people have a positive opinion of her, while 58% of people view her in a negative light. This means she has a net rating of -27, down from -14 on 2 March.

YouGov polled a variety of adults in an effort to best reflect the views of society at large. Amongst their finding were that a generational gap exists when it comes down to the Sussexes favourability ratings.

55% of 18-24 year olds see Meghan positively, while only 32% dislike her. The figures are similar for Prince Harry with 59% of people in the same age range having a positive opinion of him and 28% seeing him negatively.

In contrast, only 13% of people aged 65 and older see Meghan positively, with a huge 83% seeing her negatively.

Similarly, 27% of over 65s have a positive opinion of Harry, with another 69% being negative.

Apart from The Prince of Wales who has seen his popularity fall, the favourability of other members of The Royal Family has sustained.

Prince Charles did have an approval rating of 57% on March 2, however, that has now fallen to 49%.

The Queen once again leads public popularity with 80% of Britons having a positive opinion of her, and only 14% seeing her negatively.