Americans’ love affair with the royal family is waning, as evidenced by a recent poll conducted by Newsweek. Just a few days after the release of Prince Harry’s memoir, ‘Spare’, the couple from Sussex have seen a monstrous decrease in their approval ratings.
At the beginning of December, Prince Harry was credited with a +38 favorable opinion rating, but now he presently scores a dismal -7 – marking a 45 point drop. Similarly, his wife Meghan Markle has plummeted from +23 to -13.
The Daily Mail theorizes that this drop in approval ratings is due to voters growing tired of hearing complaints from the couple about the royal family. This is the third time the couple have attacked the royal family – first in the interview they gave to Oprah Winfrey in March 2021, then in the documentary series released by Netflix in December, and finally in Harry’s memoir Spare which revealed intimate details about the couple’s love life and children.
It seems that Harry and Meghan’s opinions are not popular in America, where Harry is still more popular than his wife. Meanwhile, the English tabloids continue to criticise the couple.
The Royal family does not appear to be spared from the debacle however, as the approval ratings of Harry’s brother, Prince William and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, have dropped to an all-time low of 49% and 50% respectively.
It can be said without a doubt that this is a difficult time for the royal family, and that they are being forced to observe the rules as set by Queen Elizabeth II of ‘Never Explain, Never Complain’.