Here’s Why Meghan Markle & Prince Harry’s Popularity Is Plunging

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have seen their popularity drop significantly of late. Should this worry the Hollywood Royals?
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are seen more as a liability than an asset, according to a recent poll. | Image: RichartPhotos/shutterstock.com
  • The latest YouGov poll highlights how far Prince Harry’s star has fallen of late.
  • Meghan’s popularity isn’t much better, and the “tell-all” book about the couple has seen a price cut before release.
  • If Harry and Meghan rely on their brands to earn their fortune, this is undoubtedly disturbing news.

It seems that things are going from bad to worse for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

Despite many of their followers claiming that negative attitudes towards the Hollywood Royals are nothing more than a minority of jealous Cambridge fans, it seems the British public are quickly losing patience and interest in the LA freeloaders.

Poor old “simply” Harry has seen his popularity take a nosedive of epic proportions over the past few years, while Meghan’s numbers aren’t much better.

Prince Harry was once considered an asset to Britain – not anymore

Although many Sussex Squad members won’t remember the Prince Harry golden era when he was considered someone worth having around, those days did exist once upon a time.

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Meghan fans’ knowledge of royal history begins in 2016, as evident in this tweet. | Source: Twitter

Only eight years ago, long before Meghan was known to anyone who didn’t watch the Suits TV series, Prince Harry held a 75% asset rating. His rating has plummeted to 35% today.

Back in those days, the young prince could frequently be seen resplendent in his military outfits, rather than wearing the same grey shirt that he’s worn in most of his Zoom calls of late.

The difference between Prince Harry in 2012 and today is mind-blowing. It’s hard to believe it’s the same person.

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Many Brits see Meghan Markle as nothing more than a liability

The same YouGov poll sees Prince Harry’s wife, Meghan Markle, regarded as a liability by just over half of the respondents at 51%.

Only 24% see the Duchess of Difficult as an asset.

While it could be argued that Meghan wasn’t around long enough to get a good gauge of her popularity levels, it should be noted that when she first started dating Prince Harry, the overall impression of her was mostly positive.

It cannot be argued that Prince Harry has seen his popularity levels plummet since he and Meghan married, and the public began to read and hear the stories about how Meghan treated royal staff.

According to the YouGov poll, the most popular royals are the Queen, Prince William, and Duchess Kate Middleton.

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Is “Finding Freedom” price-drop a sign of waning interest in the couple?

It was also reported that “Finding Freedom,” the tell-all book written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, had been reduced by a whopping 30% in price.

It hasn’t even been released yet!

There could be a few reasons for this. The first is that the publishers want to refer to the book as an “Amazon best-seller” but don’t have the confidence that it’ll reach the top of the charts at full-price.

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Finding Freedom has had its price reduced before a copy is even sold. | Source: Twitter

The fact that the book is among the last of the recent bunch of books on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may be a factor. Publishers may believe that the market has become over-saturated and that interest in books on the couple is waning.

If I were pressed on the matter, I’d opt for the former. Referring to the book as an Amazon best-seller perhaps trumps the 30% profit lost on each copy.

One thing is for sure, considering the Hollywood Royals are mainly selling themselves and their brand as their primary source of income, finding out that they’re becoming less popular by the day isn’t good news.

What use is a brand if no one is interested in buying into it?

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