Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s popularity has continued to drop, according to a report. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were very popular in Britain when they were still working royals.
However, their popularity in Britain has continuously dropped a year after they decided to turn their backs from serving the monarchy.
Prince Harry, 37, was once the most popular British royal. However, his popularity has dropped nearly 10 percent in September from 43 to 34. Forbes columnist Guy Martin believed that the drop in the duke’s popularity was because the British people no longer believe in him.
“Harry is tanking in the polls in Britain — not that that fact, itself, matters at all to the manor to his current endeavors — but the reason he’s tanking is that the British have stopped believing what he says,” Martin wrote per Express.
“It’s not just the fact of his ungainly exit from royal life, although that has been a wounding process and continues to be one,” he added.
His wife, Meghan Markle, also experiences a drop in her popularity. The Duchess of Sussex’s approval rating fell from 29 to 26 percent.
Another reason that may have contributed to their drop in popularity is their “wheel-spinning” engagements. Martin praised their admirable charitable efforts for mental health, pandemic, child welfare, and other issues. However, he felt that “things are a bit helter-skelter.”
It’s not the first time Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s popularity has dropped. Last year, the royal couple was featured in the Special Edition Walkers Shortbread treats. The posh biscuits were available for £16 a tin at London’s Harrods and Selfridges.
The biscuits didn’t sell and were downgraded from the shelves of Harrods to bargain stores like TJ Maxx. The price went down to £3.99. One shopper believed that the biscuits didn’t sell due to the people’s perspective about the Sussexes.
Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine, also noticed the Sussexes’ flailing popularity. According to her, she wanted to feature Prince Harry and Markle on the cover of Majesty. However, she stopped doing it “a while ago” because magazines featuring them no longer sell. Hello! magazine has also allegedly noticed the same.
According to Seward, it was “weird and interesting.”
Seward believed that maybe the British people felt that Prince Harry deserted them. The people considered Prince Harry very lucky where he was in the first place. There aren’t too many royal princes, so many are wondering why he gave it up.