Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s popularity plummets in poll after Oprah talk

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's popularity has plummeted to a record low in a poll following their controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The couple's two-hour tell-all TV special with the US chat show queen, in which they opening criticised the Royal Family, has led to mixed opinions in the UK.

But according to a YouGov poll of 1,664 Brits, opinion of the Duchess of Sussex, 39, has nosedived since the show premiered in the US and UK on Sunday and Monday night respectively with 58% of those questioned saying that held a negative view of her.

Just 31% had a positive view of the former actress, leading to her net rating dropping from -14 to -27 within just over a week.

And Prince Harry didn't fair much better, with less than half of Brits (45%) in the survey having a positive opinion of the Duke of Sussex. Some 48% now view him negatively and a net score of -3.

The pair enjoyed a small increase in popularity in the lead-up to the interview, but that quickly dwindled among those surveyed once the chat aired.

However, attitudes across different age groups was mixed. Young people aged between 18 and 24 were most in favour of Meghan and 59% revealed they still liked Harry.

During the explosive interview, Meghan accused an unnamed member of the Royal Family of having "concerns and conversations" about Archie's skin colour.

She also revealed how royal life had led to her having suicidal thoughts.

Harry, meanwhile, discussed the friction between him and brother Prince William, adding the "relationship is space at the moment".

However, despite the allegations, YouGov figures suggested the popularity of most other royals was largely unaffected.

But the interview did affect Harry's dad, Prince Charles, with 42% of those surveyed now having a negative opinion, compared to 36% on March 2. The heir to the throne's popularity dropped from 57% to 49%.

According to the data, a staggering 80% still support the Queen, with only 18% having a negative view.

And Prince William and wife Kate also remain popular, with around three quarters rating them favourably.

The overall popularity of the Royal Family has dipped slightly, from 67% in October last year to 63%.

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