Meghan Markle and Prince Harry do not deserve public funding.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been in hot water for their obsession with privacy while using the taxpayers’ money to renovate their home and to fund other expenses.

YouGov made a survey asking the public which royals should or should not receive public funding. Forty-four percent said that Prince Harry and Markle should not receive funding. Meanwhile 38 percent believed that they should still receive financial support.

Just like the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, more believed that Prince Andrew should not receive any money from the public. Sixty-seven percent said that the Duke of York should stop receiving money from the taxpayers.

“Prince Andrew has a massive task to salvage what’s left of his reputation,” royal author Phil Dampier said.

“Nor does it surprise me that people think Harry and Meghan should pay their own way. Their popularity has suffered. The public don’t like being lectured on climate change by a couple who take private jets or being told they can’t see Archie’s christening when they’ve paid for Frogmore Cottage to be renovated.”

On the other hand, the majority believed that Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles, Prince William and Kate Middleton should be supported financially. Many have faith in the monarchy as well as the future kings.

Middleton also remains more popular than her sister-in-law Markle. Seventy-seven percent favored the Duchess of Cambridge while only 44 percent supported the Duchess of Sussex. Surprisingly, Prince William and Prince Harry turned out to be more popular than their royal grandmother.

“There are some surprising results in this poll, not least that William and Harry are more popular than their gran, but only just. She may be 93 but has carried out more engagements,” Joe Little of Majesty magazine said.

In related news, a lot of things happened this year making it another annus horribilis for the monarch. However, according to royal correspondent Richard Fitzwilliams, this is an extremely good year for Prince William and Middleton. In fact, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are the Queen’s saving grace.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Instead of joining Queen Elizabeth II at her Sandringham estate, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will spend Christmas with Meghan's mother this year. POOL/Jeremy Selwyn