The popularity of Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, has tumbled in Britain and has never been lower following their explosive interview with U.S. chat show host Oprah Winfrey, according to a poll on Friday.
During the interview aired last Sunday, Markle said her pleas for help while she felt suicidal were ignored and that one unnamed member of the family had asked how dark their son Archie’s skin might be.
Meanwhile, Harry, Queen Elizabeth’s grandson, also bemoaned his family’s reaction of the couple’s decision to step back from official duties.
The tell-all interview has plunged the 1,000-year-old monarchy into its greatest crisis this century, and according to a YouGov poll, the standing of the two royals has also taken a big hit in the aftermath.
It found 48 per cent of the 1,664 respondents had a negative attitude of Harry compared to 45 per cent with a positive view, the first time his net favourability rating had been negative, and a fall of 15 points from a week earlier.