Hilary Fordwich: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are experiencing the biggest drop in popularity

Hilary Fordwich: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are experiencing the biggest drop in popularity 1
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have experienced “the most significant drop in popularity in history,” transitioning from the most popular members of the Royal Family to jam sellers in the U.S., said a royal expert.

American royal commentator Hilary Fordwich told Express.co.uk that Meghan’s reluctance to be “second to Kate” drove the Sussexes’ departure from the Royal Family.

She noted, “This is the most significant drop in popularity in history. Harry and Meghan were among the most popular members of the Royal Family after the Queen, but now Harry is only ahead of Prince Andrew.”

“This decline was voluntary. It all started with Meghan’s unwillingness to be second to Kate. It would have been better to be second than to be nobody.”

According to an April YouGov poll, Meghan ranks second among the most unpopular Royal Family members, second only to Prince Andrew.

Eighty-six percent of respondents viewed Andrew negatively, while Meghan had a 64 percent negative rating. Harry also faced criticism: 61 percent of those surveyed had a negative opinion of him.

Recent reports suggest a possible return of Harry and Meghan to the UK, with rumors that Harry misses his former royal life.

Richard Eden from the Daily Mail warns that Harry and Meghan are no longer “needed” by the Royal Family.

He said, “We saw this at Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012 when only Harry, his brother, Camilla, and Charles, and of course, the Queen herself, were present.”

“Charles had hoped that Harry would fulfill royal duties alongside William after starting a family, but time is running out.”

“If Harry wants to return, he must do it while his father is still King. I think that when Prince William becomes King, he won’t allow Harry to return to an active role.”

“They have become irrelevant now, the Royal Family no longer needs them.”

“Maybe there will be radical changes, but it’s hard to believe.”