Meghan Markle and Prince Harry received a warm welcome in the United States when they left the United Kingdom and settled in California. However, according to royal experts, their popularity stateside has started to plummet.
Meghan Markle And Prince Harry's Popularity In The US Reportedly Plummets
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were among the most popular royals when they were serving the monarchy. However, their popularity has since dropped after they stepped down from their royal duties.
The same trend has been observed in the United States. Journalist Daisy McAndrew spoke on TALKTV about the drop in their popularity stateside, and it had something to do with their infamous interview with Oprah Winfrey.
"It's been interesting, their attitude, I mean, they were all mesmerised and horrified by the Oprah interview, as I think we all were," McAndrew said as quoted by Express. "We all found it very uncomfortable reading, or very uncomfortable watching, viewing."
She added, "Their popularity was really high [in the US]. I think Americans were thrilled that they had chosen America as their home."
However, she noted that there was a change in their popularity in the U.S. The Sussexes' American fans were reportedly turning away from them.
"They still find the racism issue very uncomfortable, most Americans," McAndrew added. "[but] most Americans have turned away from Harry and Meghan. "[and] thinking, you know, quite what have we got ourselves in for."
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spoke about their struggles when they were still in the palace. Markle was subjected to online hate, and she admitted she came to a point when she was having suicidal thoughts.
They also claimed that a member of the royal family raised concerns about their unborn child's skin color. Prince Harry and Markle decided not to drop the name of the royal because it would damage them.
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However, the revelation prompted many to call the royal family racist. Prince William denied it when asked during an engagement.
"We are very much not a racist family," the Duke of Cambridge said, BBC reported.
Prince Harry and Markle dishing their family issues on TV also raised some eyebrows. Many didn't like it because it's not the nature of the royal family to air their dirty laundry in public.
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