If the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did it to curry public favor, their plan backfired.
The details are described by Reuters. Out of 1664 surveyed in a YouGov poll, 48 percent had a negative outlook towards Prince Harry, whereas only 45 percent had a positive. That’s a net total of negative 3, which is being described as a fall of 15 points since the week prior.
The stats aren’t kind toward Meghan Markle either. Only three in ten people see her positively, whereas 58 percent of public opinion points negative. The Telegraph describes this as falling down 13 points overall, compared to the negative 14 score she had a week ago.
At the start of the week, March 7th, the world was greeted with a rare exclusive interview. Oprah Winfrey managed to ask Prince Harry and Meghan Markle the tougher questions on the public’s minds over the past few years of their relationship. In the heat of the moment, for a period of several days, the world had to process the answers. With the main theme of it all being that while the rest of the royal family was initially kind to Harry’s courting of Meghan, it’s alleged that things took a turn for the worse when they had their son, Archie.
On one hand there were the details of mental strain amongst family members.
Oprah managed to get out of Meghan that the notion of her child’s skin color was somehow a royal family issue. While both Markle and Harry kept mum about exacts, viewers were left with the implication that Archie was ostracized from proper titles because the royal family are privately racist.
While Meghan Markle is estranged from her father, Thomas Markle felt obligated to defend the royal family from these allegations. "California is racist, but I don’t think the Brits are."
It was enough of a fluster that Piers Morgan walked away from his job at Good Morning Britain over it. He got into a debate with a fellow show host on-air as to whether or not they should believe Harry and Meghan’s claims. Soon after we’d find out that Meghan Markle herself was one of the people who complained to the UK's Ofcom authority over the Piers Morgan debacle.
Recently, Prince William himself publicly defended the family’s tarnished reputation. "We are very much not a racist family," he told a Sky News reporter on Thursday.
The Hollywood Reporter says Daily Mail is in contact with CBS over what the UK outlet says were “images in a newspaper headline montage they claim have been altered or misrepresented and demanded they be edited out of the TV special.”