For popularity they will go back. More than a year ago, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry headed for Los Angeles where they settled after officially leaving their royal duties, in particular to become financially independent. Now without obligations to the British monarchy, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are now focusing on their personal commitments, including projects for books and animated series, provided for by juicy contracts of several thousand dollars signed with Netflix or Spotify.
However, if they multiply the initiatives and made their thunderous return on the stage of the Global Citizen Live in Central Park, it is not on the Americans that they will have to count to raise their popularity. Indeed, according to a YouGov poll conducted last February and recently unveiled, only 57% of respondents gave a favorable opinion to Meghan Markle, surpassed by Kate Middleton who received 63% of favorable opinion. A small involuntary snub on the part of the Duchess of Cambridge to her sister-in-law, she who has however little visited the United States since her entry into the royal family in 2011. And Prince Harry is no exception , since even with 62% favorable opinion, he was overtaken by his brother William, who recorded 66%, reports The Express.
Meghan and Harry were a hit while in New York
While they thought they were welcome in the United States, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry recorded a small disappointment here, they who had bet on a resurgence of popularity across the Atlantic after leaving the monarchy. “What’s so striking about these YouGov numbers is that the Sussexes’ outspoken ‘go fast and break things’ approach to their post-palace careers hasn’t translated into massive support for the duo at United States “, underlined the royal expert Daniela Elser. But even if their popularity is not in good shape, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were a hit in New York on September 25, where they were acclaimed after a stint on stage much noticed.
Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle © Chryslene Caillaud