KEY POINTS

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's popularity has plummeted
  • The Sussexes announced in January that they were stepping back as senior members of the royal family
  • Queen Elizabeth II was the most popular royal, according to a poll

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's popularity continues to plummet after leaving the royal family, as per the poll results conducted by a publication. Many now see them as part of the Firm's liability.

The Sun started a poll asking the public about the members of the family's popularity. Surprisingly, those who approved of Prince Harry have dropped from 75% to 35%, with many considering him a liability this time.

In 2012's YouGov poll, Prince Harry's liability rate was only 9%, but that has risen to 38%. Prince Andrew remains the least popular royal with 80% considering him a liability.

Markle is also among the members of the Firm that many deem a liability, with her 51% disapproval rating. The Duchess of Sussex only received a 24% approval rating.

Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth II gained 81% approval from the respondents. Prince William and Kate Middleton came close at the second and third spot with 79% and 76% approval ratings, respectively.

Daily Mirror also conducted a poll with over 4,000 respondents. On their survey, the Duchess of Cambridge was revealed as the most popular royal. She outranked Her Majesty by receiving 35% of the votes, or 500 more votes than the Queen.

According to Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage, Prince Harry was the most popular royal before Meghan Markle arrived.

“He was the most popular royal of a younger generation that we’ve seen for 100 years,” Farage said last year, The Guardian reported. “And then he met Meghan Markle, and it’s fallen off a cliff.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced in January that they were stepping back as senior members of the royal family. They immediately moved to Canada after their bombshell announcement.

In March, they returned to the U.K. to carry out their final engagement. Shortly after that they moved to Los Angeles.

In related news, Markle is reportedly not taking back her beloved dog Bogart because of the latter’s relationship with the duke. The mutt reportedly doesn't like her husband, Prince Harry.

“A close associate revealed Meghan has decided that, for the sake of family harmony, Labrador-German shepherd cross Bogart is in the doghouse,” Dan Wootton, executive editor of The Sun, wrote.

“Bogart never took to Harry when they spent time together in Canada,” Wootton’s associate told him.

“He didn’t like Harry. Meghan was very vocal about the fact it wouldn’t be fair to take him back full-time, given Bogart’s feelings for her husband. Of course, her staff in the UK who knew about her decision found her statement quite strange, but they accepted it at face value because Meghan knows her dogs.”