Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s popularity in the United Kingdom has fallen to a new low after the couple aired grievances about the royal family in a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, a new YouGov poll found, but the reverse happened in the U.S., where a Morning Consult poll showed the couple’s primetime interview made Americans view the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in a far more favorable light.
YouGov’s poll found Markle has a net favorability rating of -27—down from -14 a week ago—with 31% of Britons having a positive opinion of her and 58% viewing her negatively.
Harry now has a net negative rating for the first time, with 45% of Britons viewing him positively and 48% negatively—a 15-point drop from Harry’s +12 net rating on March 5.
The couple is far more well-liked among younger people in the U.K.: Harry and Markle are viewed positively by 59% and 55% of 18-24 year olds, respectively, versus only 27% and 13% of those over age 65.
A Morning Consult poll of 2,200 U.S. adults pre-interview and 838 post-interview found the share with a favorable view of Markle surged from 45% to 67% following the Oprah interview, and those with an unfavorable view only modestly increased from 14% to 18%.