Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s UK popularity plummets after Oprah Winfrey interview: Poll

The CBS two-hour special featured the Duke and Duchess of Sussex making shocking accusations about the British royal family members and its staff
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s popularity took a nosedive in the United Kingdom following their sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey, according to a new poll.

During the explosive sit-down, the couple made allegations of racism against the royal family and claimed that Markle’s pleas for help were ignored after she became suicidal.

Harry’s popularity fell 15 points from just a week before the interview, according to the new YouGov poll (via Reuters). Forty-eight percent of the 1,664 participants had a “negative attitude” toward Harry.

The poll also found that only three out of 10 people had a “positive view” of Markle following the interview. An overwhelming 58 percent had a “negative opinion” of the former “Suits” star.

This image provided by Harpo Productions shows Prince Harry, from left, and Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, in conversation with Oprah Winfrey. 
This image provided by Harpo Productions shows Prince Harry, from left, and Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, in conversation with Oprah Winfrey.  (AP)

The new opinions on the couple — who are expecting a daughter — come after their headline-making interview, in which they accused the royal family of having discussions about “how dark” their son Archie’s skin would be when he was born. Markle also alleged that “the Firm” did not protect her as they said they would and let her take the heat for a false narrative that she made her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, cry ahead of her May 2018 wedding to Harry.

Markle also revealed that she became suicidal while pregnant with Archie, but that the royal institution refused to help her when she reached out.

Harry’s father, Prince Charles, also saw a decline in his popularity in the poll, as 42 percent of people reported having a “negative view” of him.

During the interview, Harry revealed that his father stopped taking his calls for a period of time after “Megxit.” He also said he tried to help his brother, Prince William, see the “toxic” ways of the royal family lifestyle, but was unsuccessful.

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