‘Stopped believing what he says,’ Harry and Meghan’s popularity plummets.
Despite attending multiple events in New York, Prince Harry’s popularity has plummeted in recent YouGov surveys.
In September, the Duke of Sussex, 37, saw his popularity plummet by nearly ten percent.
Guy Martin, a Forbes journalist, ascribed the incident to the British public’s lack of trust in the Prince.
“Harry is falling in the polls in Britain — not that that fact matters in and of itself to the man or his current endeavors — but the reason he’s tanking is that the British have stopped believing what he says,” Mr Martin wrote.
“It’s not only the fact of his clumsy exit from royal life, though that has been and continues to be a traumatic process.”
Positive views of the monarch fell from 43 percent to 34 percent in a September YouGov poll.
His wife, Meghan Markle, has also seen a decline in popularity on this side of the Atlantic, with her approval rating dropping from 29% to 26%.
Mr Martin also blamed the Sussexes’ waning appeal on their numerous “wheel-spinning” commitments.
“The couple’s flailing in all sorts of — admittedly admirable, altruistic — areas at the same time, their engagement in mental health projects, pandemic assistance, and child welfare, among others, across a wide variety of platforms, is partly to blame,” he said.
“In a nutshell, a lot of wheel-spinning is required to get all of these well-intentioned projects off the ground, as it should be.
“However, things are a little jumbled.”
As the Duke and Duchess returned from their engagements in New York, their approval rating plummeted dramatically.
Last week, the couple made their first public appearance together when they travelled New York to promote Covid vaccinations at the Global Citizen Live event.
The royal couple paid a visit to a Harlem elementary school to promote literacy among children while in town.
Meghan read The Bench, a children’s book, to the kids there.
Last year, Harry and Meghan left their jobs as members of the royal family and moved to California, where they now live with their two children, Archie, two, and Lilibet, a baby.