Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are also expected with their children in England for the celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II’s jubilee. It is questionable whether they will be greeted with jubilation. As a recent survey shows, the two are more unpopular than ever.
In a few days it will finally be time: Prince Harry (37) and Duchess Meghan (40, née Meghan Markle) will return to England for the throne jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II (96). Also with them are their children, Archie (3) and Lilibet Diana (11 months), who all make the long journey from California together.
It’s sure to be particularly exciting for little Lili, who celebrates her first birthday on Saturday (June 4), as she will be introduced to her great-grandmother, the Queen, for the first time.
Prince Harry and his wife will not appear at the traditional family reunion on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, as this is only reserved for family members who have taken on representation duties for the royal family as “working members”. But Harry and Meghan should appear for the service in St. Paul’s Cathedral on Friday (June 3) and on Saturday (June 4) for the concert at Buckingham Palace.
Despite the joy of reunion that many Royal fans will feel, there is one downer: Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have done poorly in the latest polls. According to dailymail.co.uk, their popularity ratings have both slipped further, marking a new low.
According to a survey by the opinion research institute “YouGov”, only 32 percent of those surveyed see the younger son of heir to the throne Prince Charles (73) in a positive light. Compared to the 58 percent who see him negatively, that makes a difference of 26 points in the minus range. A month earlier, this difference was still minus 25, which was also anything but a dream value. For the new survey, 1,692 adults were interviewed in early May.
Duchess Meghan’s favor has also fallen from minus 39 to minus 42 in the last survey. In comparison, Queen Elizabeth II has remained consistent with a score of plus 69, making her the most popular royal. Incidentally, Prince Andrew (62) took last place in the ranking with minus 80 points.
Overall, however, the Sussexes are viewed more positively by young people. Around 42 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds saw the Queen’s grandson positively and only 33 percent negatively – this results in a net score of plus 9. Duchess Meghan was also able to score plus 2 in this age group, since 38 percent of the Respondents see them positively and 36 percent negatively.
In a direct comparison with his brother Prince William (39), Prince Harry was even able to show off: While only 37 percent of 18 to 24-year-olds see Prince William as a “good role model”, a full 43 percent believe in Prince Harry’s good role model function.
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