Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex wave to crowd on the long Walk at Windsor Castle on September 10, 2022 in Windsor, England. Crowds have gathered and tributes left at the gates of Windsor Castle to Queen Elizabeth II, who died at Balmoral Castle on 8 September, 2022. Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images/Getty Images


  • YouGov conducted a poll on the British public's opinion of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after their docuseries
  • The poll showed that nearly half of respondents had more sympathy toward Prince William and Kate Middleton
  • The Sussexes' popularity also dropped, with 23% saying they thought worse of the couple

More Brits sympathize with Prince William and Kate Middleton and want Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to have their royal titles removed after the release of the Netflix docuseries "Harry & Meghan," a poll has found.

YouGov, a global public opinion and data company, conducted a poll in the United Kingdom on behalf of U.K.'s The Times and found that almost half of the respondents were more sympathetic to the Prince and Princess of Wales than the Duke and Duchess of Sussex following the latter's bombshell docuseries.

According to poll results, 44% of respondents told pollsters that they had more sympathy for Prince William and Middleton, compared to 17% who sympathized more with the Sussexes, Fox News Digital reported.

Prince Harry and Markle's popularity also dropped, with 23% saying they now thought worse of the couple, while only 7% said the docuseries had made them think better of the Sussexes.

Also, 44% of the participants in the survey believed that Prince Harry's title should be removed, while 32% supported him retaining his title.

Despite these poll results, an anonymous insider told Page Six that King Charles has no plans to remove his younger son and daughter-in-law's royal titles.

"Stripping their title is not something the king would likely ever consider ... mostly because it would be too petty and punitive," the tipster said. "It would only lead to the Sussexes claiming that it was a retaliatory action and proof they were never wanted in the royal family."

Richard Palmer, a royal correspondent for Daily Express and a regular interviewee on television and radio for royal documentaries, shared the same sentiment. "King Charles refuses to back new plot to axe Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal titles," he wrote in an article for the outlet.

Palmer noted that the King's alleged reaction to the removal of Prince Harry and Markle's titles was "in sharp contrast to his successful efforts to persuade MPs to bring in a new law to make Princess Anne and Prince Edward counselors of state to sideline Harry, Andrew and Princess Beatrice."

Meanwhile, King Charles praised Prince William and Middleton for their work as senior members of the royal family in his first Christmas speech as monarch but didn't mention the Sussexes.

"The Prince and Princess of Wales recently visited Wales, shining a light on practical examples of this community spirit," King Charles said.

The lack of mention of Prince Harry and Markle in his Christmas speech received mixed responses. Some royal fans felt that the monarch snubbed them over the Netflix docuseries, but others defended King Charles, saying he does not need to mention them because they are no longer working royals.

Britain's Prince Harry, his fiancee Meghan Markle, Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, arrive at the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in London