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Nearly half of British public want Harry to be stripped of royal title after Netflix show: poll

After watching the show, nearly one-in-four people said they "think worse" of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Published: January 1, 2023 2:51pm

Updated: January 1, 2023 4:14pm

Nearly half of the British public supports stripping Prince Harry's royal title after the release of the six-part Netflix documentary "Harry & Meghan" as the show appears to have created more sympathy for the royal family, a new poll found. 

The YouGov survey for The Times published Friday found that 44% of the public thought Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, should have his title removed, compared with 32% who thought the title should remain. 

After watching the show, nearly one-in-four people (23%) said they "think worse" of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, while 7% said they "think better" of the couple. 

Just 19% of people agreed that "Harry and Meghan deserve an apology from the rest of the royal family" after the Netflix show, compared to 53% who said they do not.

Additionally, the poll found that 17% of people said they had more sympathy for Harry and Meghan compared to 44% who said they have more sympathy for Harry's older brother and heir to the throne Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton.

Despite the overall backlash against Harry and Meghan, most of the public (51%) said they think the couple should still be invited to King Charles' coronation.  

The survey was conducted with 1,672 adults from Dec. 20 to 21.

The British public's dislike of Harry and Meghan has made headlines before.

Video from the summer shows the couple being booed leaving Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee celebration.

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