Britain is split over Meghan and Prince Harry's interview with Oprah 7 months ago

Britain is split over Meghan and Prince Harry's interview with Oprah

Britain is deeply divided over Prince Harry and Meghan's interview with Oprah

A snap YouGov poll in the aftermath of Oprah With Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special has revealed how deeply divided the British public are over the couple.

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The poll reveals that, when it comes to whether the Sussexes have been treated fairly, the nation is split - with 32 per cent saying fairly, 32 per cent saying unfairly, and 36 per cent saying they don’t know.

The poll also reveals a stark generational divide.

A YouGov poll on whether Harry and Meghan Markle have been treated fairly by the Royal Family

61 per cent of 18-24 year olds say they believe the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been treated unfairly - with just 15 per cent of over 65s thinking the same.

This is likely to concern the Royal Family, as it raises questions about their relevance in the future.

However, when it comes to sympathy among the British public for the couple, only 22 per cent of the British public overall had sympathy for Meghan and Harry - versus the Royal Family’s 36 per cent.

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YouGov poll on whether the British public sympathise more with Meghan and Harry or the Royal Family

 

But there's also a transatlantic divide.

In stark contrast, a whopping 68 per cent of Americans said they had “a fair amount” or “a lot” of sympathy for Meghan and Harry - versus just 28 per cent for the Royal Family.

A YouGov poll on whether the American public have more sympathy for Meghan and Harry or the Royal Family

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And when asked whether or not the interview was appropriate, 44 per cent of Americans said Harry and Meghan’s interview was appropriate, versus just 21 per cent of British people.

A YouGov poll on whether the British and American public believe Meghan and Harry's interview was appropriate

The entire affair is becoming a headache for the Royal Family - both domestically and abroad.

And, with Buckingham Palace yet to respond, it’s likely the matter is nowhere near its conclusion.

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