Poll Shows Harry And Meghan’s Popularity Dropped After Netflix Show

A new YouGov survey for The Times published on Friday found that 44% of the public thought Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, should lose his title, compared with 32% who thought the title should remain.

After watching the six-part Netflix series “Harry & Meghan,” more people felt sympathy for William and Kate, the Prince and Princess of Wales, rather than Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

The poll also found that people prefer Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton to Harry and Meghan. About 44 % have a soft corner with the Prince and Princess of Wales, while only 17% chose Harry and Meghan.

23% of those who watched the series said that they now thought worse of the couple, while just 7% said it had made them think better of the two.

In 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their decision to step back from their senior roles in the royal family and moved to America, where they currently live in Montecito, California.

In 2021, Harry and Meghan appeared on a television special hosted by Oprah Winfrey. The show was seen by over 17 million viewers on the night. During the show, Meghan leveled accusations of racism against an unnamed royal family member, who she said had made a comment about their son Archie’s skin color.

Author Tom Quinn, who wrote “Kensington Palace: An Intimate Memoir from Queen Mary, told the Times he was “only surprised” that the documentary didn’t do more damage to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Royal commentator Neil Sean said that Harry and Meghan put themselves in a “disgraceful situation” with the Netflix show. “When expecting the first child Archie, Markle repeatedly lied, even claiming, as Harry did, that they were at the hospital when in reality they were back home with child. Why? Well, watching this farce, it was because they had decided to sell everything,” Sean said.

Prince Harry will be appearing on a new episode of CBS News’ “60 Minutes”, set to air on Sunday. In a preview of the show, Harry tells Anderson Cooper: “Every single time I’ve tried to do it privately, there have been briefings and leakings and planting of stories against me and my wife.”

Harry is also set to release his new memoir “Spare” on Jan. 10.