Meghan Markle's popularity plummets in the US as stark new findings released

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Meghan Markle has seen a significant drop in her popularity

Dan Falvey

By Dan Falvey

Published: 20/10/2023

- 11:51

Updated: 20/10/2023

- 12:20

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex both continue to trail Prince William and Princess Kate

Meghan Markle has seen a huge drop in her popularity in the US, according to fresh polling data.

Findings by YouGov put the Duchess of Sussex's net approval rating has fallen from 17 per cent in the second quarter of the year to 10 per cent in the third.

It found that 32 per cent of Americans surveyed had a positive opinion of Meghan, while 22 per cent disliked her.

Her approval ratings drop is in contrast to prince Harry who saw his own numbers remain unmoved.

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The latest findings from YouGov give the Duke a rating of 24 per cent.

YouGov surveyed a representative sample of about 1,200 US adults between July, August, and September for their views.

The long time period at which the data was collected means that it is unlikely any individual event is responsible for the findings.

Instead, the results track a larger trend showing Meghan's decreasing approval.


After months of media spotlight due to the couple's Netflix documentary in 2022, the Duchess of Sussex has been far quieter this year.

Meghan has kept a low profile in recent months, only making a handful of public appearances.

She attended the Invictus Games alongside Harry in September but joined her husband late.

She also failed to be by her husband's side when he travelled to the UK on the anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's death.

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle joined Harry at the Invictus Games in Dusseldorf after keeping a low profile for months


Both the Prince and Princess of Wales have higher popularity ratings in the US than both Meghan and Harry according to YouGov.

William was given a net approval rating of +21 per cent, with 40 per cent of those surveyed giving him a positive rating compared to the 19 per cent who gave a negative one.

Kate was liked by 41 percent and disliked by 7 percent, giving her a new approval of +32 per cent.

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