The YouGov survey of 2,111 adults across the country found 47 per cent felt the interview was ‘inappropriate’ compared to 21 per cent who said the broadcast was ‘appropriate’.
Meanwhile 33 per cent of Brits said they felt no sympathy for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, while 12 per cent described themselves as having ‘a lot’ of sympathy for the couple.
The poll results come after Harry and Meghan said racism drove them out of Britain and claimed their son Archie was denied the title of prince because he is mixed-race in their two-hour CBS interview with Oprah.
A YouGov poll found 47 per cent felt Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey was ‘inappropriate’
During the explosive interview, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said racism drove them out of Britain and claimed their son Archie was denied the title of prince because he is mixed-race
The survey found there was a big age divide in opinion, with 49 per cent of 18-24-year-olds more likely to say the interview was appropriate and 68 per cent of those over the age of 65 disagreeing.
Meanwhile when it came to 50-65-year-old’s, 65 per cent believed the interview was ‘inappropriate’ while 12 per cent felt it was ‘appropriate’ and 23 per cent said they were unsure.
Elsewhere, when asked if they had any sympathy for the couple, 33 per cent said they had ‘none at all’ and 23 per cent said ‘not very much’.
However 17 per cent said they had ‘a fair amount of sympathy’ for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and 12 per cent said they had ‘a lot’.
It comes as Meghan Markle claimed she entered the Royal Family ‘naively’ and didn’t do any research about her husband or the institution and Prince Harry accused his father Prince Charles of refusing to take his calls when they emigrated to the US last year.
Meghan also claimed that a relative of Harry’s asked him ‘how dark’ their unborn child would be, with the Duchess claiming Archie being mixed-race was a ‘problem’ for the royals after Oprah asked her if they were worried their son would be ‘too brown’.
The former Suits star said she would not name the person because it would be ‘too damaging’ for them but she confirmed that the duke was asked the question – ‘how dark his skin might be when he’s born’ – ‘by family’.
Prince Harry said he felt ‘very let down’ by his father and accused him of refusing to take his calls when he and Meghan moved to the US
The snap poll of 2,111 adults across the country found 47 per cent felt the interview was ‘inappropriate’ compared to 21 per cent who said it was ‘appropriate’
The poll found 24 per cent of women felt the interview was appropriate while 19 per cent of men felt the same
When asked if they had any sympathy for the couple, 33 per cent said they had ‘none at all’ and 23 per cent said ‘not very much’
In the most extraordinary royal interview since Princess Diana spoke to the BBC’s Martin Bashir in 1995, Meghan also said her sister-in-law Kate made her cry in a row over dresses for the flowergirls before her Windsor wedding.
She said: ‘She (Kate) was upset about something, but she owned it, and she apologised. And she brought me flowers’.
Meanwhile Prince Harry said he felt ‘very let down’ by his father Prince Charles, accusing him of refusing to take his calls and then ‘cut him off’ financially when they emigrated.
Asked about his relationship with Prince Charles, Harry said they were now speaking again, adding: ‘There’s a lot to work through there, you know? I feel really let down, because he’s been through something similar.
‘He knows what pain feels like, and Archie’s his grandson. I will always love him, but there’s a lot of hurt that’s happened. And I will continue to make it one of my priorities to try and heal that relationship’.
When asked about if he remains close to William he replied: ‘I love William to bits. He’s my brother. We’ve been through hell together. I mean, we have a shared experience. But we’re on different paths’.
Meghan Markle told Oprah Winfrey that she entered the Royal Family ‘naively’ and didn’t do any research about her husband or the institution
The couple also revealed their second child is a girl during their interview last night
During the interview, Meghan claimed she had been completely ‘naive’ about what royal life was like, claiming she did not know about needing to curtsy for the Queen and being taught by Fergie minutes before meeting Her Majesty in 2017.
Describing her initial experiences of becoming part of the royal family, Meghan said: ‘I will say I went into it naively, because I didn’t grow up knowing much about the royal family.
‘It wasn’t something that was part of conversation at home, it wasn’t something that we followed.’
Meghan said she did not research Harry or the family beforehand, and had little expectation of what becoming a working royal would involve.
She said: ‘I didn’t fully understand what the job was, what does it mean to be a working royal, what do you do?
‘I didn’t romanticise any element of it, but I think as Americans especially – what you know about the royals is what you read in fairy tales.
‘It’s easy to have an image of it that’s so far from reality and that’s what was really tricky over those past few years, when the perception and reality are different things and you’re being judged on the perception but you are living the reality of it, there’s a complete misalignment and there’s no way to explain that to people.’
The Duchess of Sussex claimed she had been completely ‘naive’ about what royal life was like before marry Harry in 2018
The Duchess also denied making Kate cry before her wedding in 2018 – and said the opposite had happened when asked: ‘Was there a situation where she (Kate) might have cried? Or she could have cried?’
But the Duchess of Sussex replied: ‘No, no. The reverse happened. And I don’t say that to be disparaging to anyone, because it was a really hard week of the wedding. And she was upset about something, but she owned it, and she apologised.
‘And she brought me flowers and a note, apologising. And she did what I would do if I knew that I hurt someone, right, to just take accountability for it.’ Meghan added that it was ‘shocking’ that the ‘reverse of that would be out in the world’.
The Sussexes also revealed they were already planning to leave the country just six months after they married in May 2018 and said their second child is a girl and is due to be born this summer.
As Oprah wrapped up the interview, the couple insisted that they had had a ‘happy ending’ by moving to LA, with Harry saying he had ‘no regrets’. But his wife added: ‘My regret is believing them [the Royal Family] when they said I’d be protected.’
The main bombshells from the Oprah interview
– Meghan’s mental health
The Duchess of Sussex revealed she had suicidal thoughts and said: ‘I just didn’t want to be alive any more.’
She said she begged for help, and asked to go somewhere to get help, and approached one of the most senior people in the institution, but was told it would not look good.
The duchess said: ‘I said that I needed to go somewhere to get help. I said that I’ve never felt this way before and I need to go somewhere. And I was told that I couldn’t, that it wouldn’t be good for the institution.’
– Baby Sussex is a girl
Harry and Meghan revealed they are expecting a baby girl.
The duke joined his wife in the second half of the interview, and told the chat show host: ‘It’s a girl.’
He said his first thought was ‘amazing’ when he discovered they were having a girl, adding: ‘Just grateful. To have any child, any one or any two, would have been amazing.
‘But to have a boy and then a girl, I mean what more can you ask for? Now we’ve got our family, we got the four of us and our two dogs.’
Asked if they were ‘done’ with two children, Harry said ‘done’ and Meghan said: ‘Two is it.’
She also confirmed the baby is due in the ‘summertime’.
– Royal family accused of racism
Meghan said, when she was pregnant with Archie, an unnamed member of the royal family raised ‘concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born’.
Asked whether there were concerns that her child would be ‘too brown’ and that would be a problem, Meghan said: ‘If that is the assumption you are making, that is a pretty safe one.’
Pushed by Winfrey on who had those conversations, Meghan refused to say, adding: ‘I think that would be very damaging to them.’
She added: ‘That was relayed to me from Harry, those were conversations the family had with him, and I think it was really hard to be able to see those as compartmentalised conversations.’
– Archie’s title
Meghan suggested she and Harry wanted Archie to be a prince so he would have security and be protected.
The duchess expressed her shock at ‘the idea of our son not being safe’, and the idea of the first member of colour in this family, not being titled in the same way as other grandchildren.
Archie, who is seventh in line to the throne, is not entitled to be an HRH or a prince due to rules set out more than 100 years ago by King George V.
He will be entitled to be an HRH or a prince when the Prince of Wales accedes to the throne.
As the first born son of a duke, Archie could have become Earl of Dumbarton – one of Harry’s subsidiary titles – or have been Lord Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, instead at the time of his birth, a royal source said Harry and Meghan had decided he should a regular Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.
– The Prince of Wales
The Duke of Sussex said his father the Prince of Wales stopped taking his calls while Harry and Meghan were in Canada ‘because I took matters into my own hands. I needed to do this for my family’.
He said Charles wanted him to put his plans in writing.
– The Queen
Harry denied that he had ‘blindsided’ his grandmother Queen with the bombshell statement about stepping down as senior royal.
The duke said he believed the report probably could have come from ‘within the institution’.
– The Duchess of Cambridge
Meghan said Kate made her cry ahead of her wedding.
Reports circulated ahead of the Sussexes’ nuptials that Meghan left Kate in tears at Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaid dress fitting.
But Meghan told Winfrey the ‘reverse happened’.
Meghan said she was not sharing the information to be ‘disparaging’, but added it was ‘really important for people to understand the truth’.
‘She’s a good person,’ the duchess added
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