Prince Harry continues to lose support among the British public following the release of his “Harry and Meghan” documentary series on Netflix.
A recent poll conducted by YouGov in the UK on behalf of The Times found that nearly half of respondents believe the Duke of Sussex should be stripped of his royal title.
According to the poll, 44% of the people surveyed think Harry’s surname should be removed while 32% think he should keep his surname.
Polls also found that respondents were more sympathetic to Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton than Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle after the two-part documentary series was canceled earlier this month.
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44% of those surveyed said they had more sympathy for the Prince and Princess of Wales, while only 17% said they had more sympathy for the Sussexes.
Public views of Harry and Meghan have also declined following the release of the documentary, with 23% saying they now think the couple is worse while only 7% saying it has made them think better of the two.
In January 2020, Harry and Meghan announced that they were stepping away from their roles as working members of the royal family. The couple moved to the United States and currently live in Montecito, California.
Sixty-five percent of people surveyed believed the couple had left the royal family of their own volition while only 11 percent said they believed the two had been kicked out.
In a 2021 television special hosted by Oprah Winfrey, Harry and Meghan level accusations of racism against an unnamed member of the royal family, who they say made a comment about their son Archie’s skin color.
However, 49% of the people questioned said they did not believe the royal family was a racist institution while 26% said they believed it to be racist.
The Sunday Times had previously reported that the couple were seeking a “royal summit” and an “apology” from the family.
According to the poll, 53% of respondents said they didn’t think Harry and Meghan deserved an apology while only 19% thought the couple deserved one.
After Harry and Meghan resigned from their positions as members of the royal family, the Home Office, the British ministry responsible for police, immigration and security, decided that they would not receive personal police security while visiting the country. Harry legally challenged this decision.
The majority of those surveyed sided with the Home Office, saying it should not provide them with the security provided by the UK government. Thirty-two percent said the British government should provide them with police protection.
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However, the majority of the public said Harry and Meghan should be invited to the coronation of King Charles III next summer, with 51% in favor and 31% opposed.
“Kensington Palace: An Intimate Memoir from Queen Mary to Meghan Markle” Author Tom Cowen shared his thoughts on the new ballot, telling The Times he was “only surprised that the documentary didn’t do more damage to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.”
He added, “I found it heartbreaking to watch – it made you realize that they lost lives. It’s extraordinary that they feel that this will improve things for them in some way.”
“I’m not at all surprised that people sympathize with the Prince and Princess of Wales because they do the classic thing of putting up,” Quinn said. “They don’t complain about Harry.”
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“I think it’s very unlikely that the King will strip the Duke of Sussex of his title because then it looks like he and Prince William are doing the things Harry and Meghan do.”
“Their modus operandi is to be calm and quiet and not criticize.”
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