The survey, conducted by YouGov on 1692 adults earlier this month, asked whether they had a positive or negative opinion about the duke and duchess.
The results, published today, showed that Harry’s favorable score had dropped to -26, meaning that only 32 per cent of those surveyed saw him in a positive light, compared with 58 per cent who thought negatively about him.
In a similar poll conducted between March 16 and 17, Harry had scored -25.
Similarly, Meghan Markle’s net worth has also dropped, from -39 to -42 in the last poll, with only 23 per cent of the public having a positive outlook on the Duchess of Sussex, while approaching two in three (63 per cent) negative view.
This is because Harry and Meghan will be flying from California to London to take part in the four-day celebrations.
And in a surprising twist, it is believed that the queen may meet the daughter of the Sussexes Lilibet for the first time at the one-year-old’s birthday party.
However, Harry and Meghan, along with Prince Andrew, will not appear on the royal balcony as the Queen will delight royal fans by making an appearance during Trooping the Color.
She will instead be flanked by her other three children, including her eldest son, Prince Charles, and his wife Camilla, as well as grandson Prince William and wife Kate, along with her children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
Harry and Meghan’s popularity has dropped to a record low, according to a new poll – just days before the California couple would fly for the Queen’s anniversary
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex fly out of the US with Lilibet and her brother Archie (photo last December)
Princes Harry and William, pictured with their wives Meghan and Kate, in March 2020 after a service at Westminster Abbey
Conversely, the Queen remains the most popular royal, with more than eight out of ten Britons having a positive opinion of the monarch, against only 12 per cent considering her negative, equal to a net score of +69
The Sussexes remain positive among young people, but by a narrower margin, the YouGov poll showed.
About 42 percent of those aged 18 to 24 see Harry positively, and 33 percent see him negatively – a net score of +9.
This age group is more divided over Meghan with a net score of +2, with 38 percent seeing her positive and 36 percent negative.
But the pair are both poorly seen by other generations, including those aged 25 to 49 (-4 and -20 respectively), 50 to 64 (-42 and -61), but mostly by people aged 65 and older (-65). and -79).
Conversely, the Queen remains the most popular royal, with more than eight out of ten Britons having a positive opinion of the monarch, against only 12 per cent seeing her negative, equal to a net score of +69.
Elsewhere in the family, Prince William has a net score of +59, Kate is at +55, Charles’ rating is +19, Camilla has a score of +9 while Andrew is by far the least popular, with a net score of +59 – 80.
Meanwhile, the survey also shows that Prince Charles and Prince William will have a difficult job getting the same level of approval as the Queen: with 84 per cent of Britons thinking the Queen has done a good job in them 70 years on the throne, including six in 10 who say they have done a ‘very good job’.
YouGov’s tracking data shows that the public is divided 34% to 37% on the question of whether Prince Charles would succeed as king to Queen Elizabeth, or whether the crown should pass in favor of the more popular Prince William.
The British public tends to think that both princes will make good kings when they come to the throne, but there is significantly more trust in William than Charles.
About 77 per cent of the people think the Duke of Cambridge will do a good job as king, compared with only 57 per cent for his father.
It comes as sources today claimed that Harry and Meghan plan to ‘keep it simple’ during their visit to England for the Platinum Jubilee weekend and prevent them from fulfilling their own obligations.
The duke and Duchess will fly without senior staff, but come with a small security team and leave their most trusted staff back home in California, according to people with knowledge of their travel plans.
The couple will remain in their Frogmore Cottage Windsor home with their two children Archie and Lilibet – who are celebrating their first birthday on Saturday – but will be without senior staff, sources said ITV News.
Harry and Meghan are expected to attend the Service of Thanksgiving with the Queen Friday morning in St Paul’s Cathedral – like the BBC’s Party in the Palace the following evening, the report said.
But the sources added that the Sussexes will not be hosting their own program of events while they are in Britain to prevent the four-day weekend of celebrations for Harry’s 96-year-old grandmother’s 70-year reign being overshadowed.
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