Three months after their explosive confessions to Oprah Winfrey, Meghan Markle and Harry continue to divide opinions. Even in the United States, the Sussexes' attitude seems to be more displeasing than ever, according to a poll.
A bombshell interview that backfired
The British are not the only ones to resent them. Unloved within our shores since their dramatic departure from the monarchy, Meghan and Harry may also be worried about their popularity across the pond, where they now reside. The reason: a poll by YouGov US and The Economist of 1,400 Americans shows that the American public didn't really appreciate the brash claimsthey made in front of the Queen of Confessions Oprah Winfrey.
Indeed, 54% of polled Americans have a very to somewhat favourable opinion of Harry, against 26% who have a very to somewhat unfavourable opinion. A net score of 28, or 11 points less than in a poll conducted a few weeks before the controversial interview. The same fall in popularity can be tracked for his wife Meghan Markle: 48% of Americans have a very or somewhat favourable opinion of the former Californian actress, against 33% who believe the opposite (+15). This is a loss of 13 points compared to the previous poll.
The same infamy in the UK
This downward trend can also be observed among the British people: Harry, the former darling prince, continues to fall with 43% of favourable opinions, in 7th place behind Prince Edward (54%) and his father Prince Charles (58%). In this new study devoted to the Windsors, the Duchess of Sussex is second to last (29%), just ahead of Prince Andrew, who is involved in the Epstein affair (10%). The United States is no longer there to comfort her.