While Americans would prefer not to have a royal dynasty of their own, they are well aware of the recent drama involving the monarchy of their previous ruler across the ocean. Two-thirds of Americans claim to have heard of Spare, Prince Harry's recently published book, with 19% saying they have heard a lot and 50% saying they have heard a little. Spare is now at the top of many best-seller lists.
Along with the book, Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have produced a Netflix series about themselves over the past year. They have also participated in several high-profile interviews, including accusations against other members of the royal family and criticisms of the monarchy in general. Some have begun to wonder about Harry's intentions in light of his recent media appearances.
British Polls favour The Prince of Whales.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the Prince and Princess of Wales, and other members of the Royal Family have suffered a decline in popularity since the end of last year, according to recent polling by Ipsos in Britain performed after the publication of the Duke of Sussex's book "Spare."
Since December, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Prince and Princess of Wales have seen a decline in their public favorability ratings. Prince William and Princess Catherine continue to enjoy high levels of support from the public, with 61% of people saying they have a favourable opinion of Prince William and 60% of people saying the same about Princess Catherine. In both cases, the decline is partially a result of the increased public sympathy they received in the past.
After improving in September, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's favorability ratings have declined. Only 23% say they think favourably of Prince Harry, down from 30% in December 2022, and only 19% think well of Meghan. The Sussexes are not well-liked by more than half (53% for Prince Harry and 55% for Meghan).
Americans are more inclined to indicate they have favourable than unfavourable views about six of the nine royal family members when asked. Prince William and Princess Catherine are most likely to be considered favourably (53% favourably, 25% unfavourably).
While Meghan Markle (44%) and Prince Harry (47%) have admirers among Americans, there is also a sizable portion of people (34–36%) who have unfavourable opinions of them. King Charles III is seen similarly, with a favourable perception rate of 38% and an unfavourable perception rate of 40%. Prince Andrew and Camilla, the King's wife, are more likely to be seen adversely (47% vs. 25%) than favourably (28%).
Popularity among the democrats
Even though they support causes that are important to progressive voters, the couple doesn't have as many supporters among Democrats as one might expect, according to Royston. About a third of Joe Biden supporters approve of Harry and Meghan separately, and nearly the same proportion of Democrats disapprove of them.
This survey was conducted in response to criticism that Harry divulged private information about others in "Spare" and provided "one-sided" tales of tense meetings with his father, Prince William, and Kate Middleton. Don Lemon of CNN even went so far as to call Harry "gauche" and inquire as to why he was publicising the "dirty laundry" of his family.