A recent YouGov poll shows the public opinion of the Queen has soared during the last months of the Pandemic, while it plummeted for Harry and Meghan Markle. The favourability tracker which polled Brits in the months of January, March and October shows a sharp decline for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex who have decided to exit the Royal Family.
Despite being removed from public-facing roles, Prince Andrew’s favourability has continued to fall in the wake of the Jeffrey Epstein scandal. Perception of Prince Philip also continues to rise, with the Duke of Edinburgh’s net score now up 3 points since March to 28. And the majority of those polled also thought Prince Charles should write to Government ministers on topics he felt strongly about like the environment.
Meghan and Harry have been in the spotlight in the last months after the George Floyd incident and the following race riots in the United States and didn’t miss out a chance attacking other white people for allegedly being racist. Meghan, who comes from a very privileged background and has been a successful actress, used her platform to talk about the systemic racism she supposedly experienced, while forcing Harry to take her side and accepting the myth of White Privilege.
Prince William and Kate’s popularity has increased over the last months and it is expected that their popularity will rise even more, allowing a significant possibility for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to be the next in line to the throne.