March 19, 2021

Americans Join Team Harry and Meghan

Author:
Sadia Corey, VP, Client Development
During the interview, Prince Harry & Meghan Markle made many claims, and most Americans support their accusations.

Following Oprah’s tell-all interview earlier this month, there is no question that American loyalty lies with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.


New York, March 19, 2021: Seventeen million viewers tuned in to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey on March 7, and it’s clear that most Americas are with Team Harry & Meghan. A new study from Savanta reports that 53% of Americans care about the dispute between Meghan Markle and the royal family, and 71% feel that Meghan Markle is telling the truth.

Why do we care so much about the Royal Family?

In 2020, keeping an eye on the Royal Family has been a significant distraction from Covid-19. Our interest in the royal family grew when millions of us binged on Netflix’s fourth season of “The Crown.” The season rehashed Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s dramatic relationship.

We witnessed Buckingham Palace continue to deal with backlash following Prince Andrew’s various scandals and alleged crimes, Prince Charles was diagnosed with COVID-19, and Prince Philip was hospitalized. We also welcomed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to the United States after stepping down as senior members of the British royal family.

All of this scandal and intrigue led to a massive interest in Oprah’s tell-all interview on CBS. Savanta data reports that 67% of Americans approve of the Oprah interview with Harry & Meghan, and only 21% disapprove.

Americans sympathize with Harry and Meghan’s claims

During the interview, Prince Harry & Meghan Markle made many claims, and most Americans support their accusations. Savanta reports that 62% of Americans think that Harry’s concern of history repeating itself is valid, 60% believe that Harry’s concern on the issue of security and finance are valid, and 54% think that Harry & Meghan are right to be the subject of an interview.

Oprah also addressed the racism inside the walls of the Royal Family. Harry and Meghan alleged that, before the birth of their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, multiple conversations were had about what the color of their child’s skin may look like. 52% of the Americans think racism in the royal family exists, and 50% believe that the royal family has mistreated Harry & Meghan.

What is Harry and Meghan’s place in the Royal Family?

There is a divide among Americans on whether or not the couple should step back as working members of the royal family. The majority (60%) feel that Harry & Meghan are right to step down as working members of the royal family, while 44% believe that the royal family would be better with Harry & Meghan in it.


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