Ten months after announcing their exit from the royal family, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex have settled down into their new life in America. The couple has purchased a home in Montecito, California. They also started a production company and signed a nine-figure deal with Netflix in their quest for financial independence. According to a new poll, Harry and Meghan’s popularity has taken a nosedive this year in the wake of Megxit. But some fans believe the Duke and Duchess of Sussex “couldn’t care less.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s popularity has plummeted since moving to California
According to Express, a new YouGov survey has revealed that Harry and Meghan’s popularity has plummeted since they moved to California. Royal fans will remember that the Sussexes announced their plans to step down as senior royals back in January.
After Harry worked out a deal with Queen Elizabeth, the couple fled to Canada for a few weeks with their son, Archie Harrison. By March, Megxit was official and Harry and Meghan relocated to Los Angeles where they briefly stayed at Tyler Perry’s $18 million mansion.
In July, Harry and Meghan bought their home in the exclusive Montecito neighborhood of Santa Barbara. Since then, their favorability ratings have plunged. The survey – which took place on October 3 and 4 – asked 1,626 UK citizens if they had a “positive or negative opinion” about members of the royal family.
Prince Harry completely divided public opinion, with 48 percent having a positive impression and 47 percent with a negative impression. In March, only 35 percent of participants had a negative impression of the Duke of Sussex.
The majority of UK citizens have a negative opinion of Meghan Markle
The poll also revealed that only 33 percent of participants had a positive opinion of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. A whopping 59 percent of respondents had a negative opinion of the former Suits star. Back in March, 46 percent of poll participants had a negative opinion of the duchess and 38 percent had positive opinion.
The survey also showed that younger British citizens see Harry and Meghan in a more favorable light than those 65 years of age and older. Their “net scores” (positive percentage minus negative percentage) among adults ages 18-24 were 28 and 20 respectively. But among seniors, their net scores were -45 and -66 respectively.
Prince Harry’s family members are much more popular with UK citizens, according to the poll. Eighty-three percent of participants had a favorable opinion of Queen Elizabeth, and 12 percent had a negative view.
Eighty percent have a positive view of Prince William, while 76 percent of respondents have a positive opinion of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge.
Fans think Prince Harry and his wife ‘couldn’t care less’ about their falling popularity ratings
When the results of the latest YouGov poll surfaced, Express noticed that many fans on social media had the same reaction. Many thought that Harry and Meghan “couldn’t care less” about their falling popularity ratings.
One Twitter wrote that they were “sure H&M could care less about what these people think about them or they would have stayed in the UK.” They added that Harry and Meghan are obviously happy and living their best lives in California.
Another royal fan wrote that Meghan didn’t care about the numbers because she’s finally free from the royal family. A third described the royals as “a totally messed up family competing for attention.” They added that they were glad Harry and Meghan “left that nuthouse.”
One Sussex fan commented on YouGov’s tweet about the poll that they should “stop lamenting” Harry and Meghan so they could lead their lives outside of the royal family “without bother.” Another agreed, writing, “Yeah, let Will, Kate, Charles, and Camilla battle it out for the top spot.”
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