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Prince Harry’s UK approval rating slips as King Charles’s holds steady

Prince Harry’s approval rating in the UK took a hit a month before the scheduled drop of his Netflix series and two months before the release of his memoir.

The popularity of the royal family, including Harry and his father King Charles III, surged following the death of Queen Elizabeth II in September as the nation mourned.

However, while Charles has largely retained his improved rating, the Duke of Sussex has slipped back in the estimate of British adults, according to data from YouGov.

Meghan and Harry visit Nechells Wellness Center in Birmingham, central England, March 8, 2018. Harry’s approval rating in the UK has slipped as King Charles III [inset] has retained a resurgence in popularity since the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
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Shortly after the Queen’s death on September 8, Prince Harry was viewed positively by 45% of British adults and negatively by 46%, giving him a net score of -1, in a study conducted between the 21st and 22nd september.

The figures were a big improvement on the YouGov report in May, when Harry had a net score of -26, with 32% of people viewing him positively and 58% negatively.

However, a new set of ratings released on November 24 show 39 per cent view the Duke of Sussex positively and 52 per cent negatively, giving him a net rating of -13. This data was collected between November 9 and 10 in a survey of just over 1,700 adults across the UK.

The King Charles figures are almost unchanged since September, with negative sentiment down 1 point to 24% and positive sentiment remaining at 67%. His net rating for November is +43.

Meghan Markle’s net rating this month is -32. She is loved by 28% and hated by 60%, according to the research. In September, his net figure was -28.


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