Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are still favored in the United States despite their flailing popularity in the U.K.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry moved to the United States after they stepped back from their royal duties.
They have lived in their $14-million mansion in Montecito for over a year already. They have also achieved their goal of becoming financially independent from the royal family. According to US commentator Kirsten Meinzer, the Sussexes are seen favorably in the U.S.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have received non-stop criticisms even after moving to the U.S. However, according to Meinzer, in the U.S., they are still loved.
“I think we have a very different impression of Meghan on this side of the Atlantic,” Meinzer said on Good Morning Britain, per Express. “We admire the fact she’s been incredibly outspoken about issues of gender, of race, of family.”
Meinzer noted Markle’s effort in paid family leaves, which is a real issue in the country. She also pointed out how the royal couple made appearances on behalf of the veterans in the U.S. Apparently, they are still popular in America.
“They’re greatly admired – they’re considered very savvy and charismatic, very good at talking with the press, obviously,” she continued. “But also very caring, their philanthropic work is something they seem to care a great deal about, they speak on behalf of issues that benefit from their platform.”
While the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are still favored in the U.S., it’s a completely different thing back in his country. Prince Harry was one of the most popular royal members before. However, at present, his and Markle’s popularity has continuously dropped.
According to a poll in September, Prince Harry’s popularity in Britain decreased by nearly 10 percent. Markle also experienced the same. The Britains were not pleased after they left their royal duties.
Also, many felt that they were takings digs at his family in their interview with Oprah Winfrey. Forbes columnist Guy Martin said the duke’s popularity dropped because the British public no longer believe in him. Martin added that his “ungainly exit from royal life” has been a wounding process, and it continues to be the case.
Their dropping popularity has been very evident. Last year, they were featured in the Special Edition Walkers Shortbread treats, and it didn’t sell. The biscuits were downgraded to bargain stores like TJ Max. Its price also dropped from £16 a tin to £3.99.
Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine, has also stopped featuring the Sussexes “a while ago.” According to her, the magazines with Prince Harry and Markle on them didn’t sell.