Prince Harry and Meghan Markle slammed as ‘insufferable’
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The Duke of Sussex, 37, has seen his popularity drop nearly ten percent in September. Forbes columnist Guy Martin attributed this occurrence to the fact that the Prince is not believed by the British public.
Mr Martin wrote: “Harry is tanking in the polls in Britain — not that that fact, itself, matters at all to the man or to his current endeavours — but the reason he’s tanking is that the British have stopped believing what he says.
“It’s not just the fact of his ungainly exit from royal life, although that has been a wounding process and continues to be one.”
The September YouGov poll showed positive opinions of the royal dropped from 43 percent to 34 percent.
His wife, Meghan Markle, also saw a drop in popularity this side of the pond as her approval rating fell from 29 percent to 26 percent.
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Mr Martin also attributed the dip in popularity to the Sussexes’ many “wheel-spinning” engagements.
“The spike downwards for Harry is partly a result of the couple’s flailing in all sorts of — admittedly admirable, charitable — directions at once, their engagement in mental health initiatives, pandemic relief, child welfare, among others, across a wide variety of platforms,” he said.
“In a word, there’s a tremendous amount of wheel-spinning required to get all these well-meant initiatives off the ground, as there would naturally be.
“But: Things are a bit helter-skelter.”
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The drastic approval rating drop comes as the Duke and Duchess returned from their engagements in New York.
The couple embarked on their first joint appearance, as they toured New York in order to participate in the Global Citizen Live event promoting Covid vaccines last week.
While in the city, the royal couple visited an elementary school in Harlem to promote literacy in children.
There, Meghan read the children her children’s book, The Bench.
Harry and Meghan stepped away from being working members of the royal family last year and relocated to California where they now live with their two children – Archie, two, and newborn Lilibet.
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