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Do Brits take a dim view of Prince Harry and Meghan? Discover why Britons are still salty about Megxit and how that might affect their Netflix deal.

Does the UK hate Prince Harry and Meghan? Surveys say “yes”

To those of us stateside, it seems like Prince Harry & Meghan are getting their happy ending. Leaving the royal family as senior members of the Royal Family, the Sussexes are now living in their new home in California. They also secured a sweet Netflix deal which might be able to keep them afloat. 

While Americans are happy for Prince Harry & Meghan, Brits take a dimmer view. A YouGov survey interviewed over 2,000 UK subjects about Prince Harry & Meghan’s Netflix deal. A whopping 64% said they weren’t interested in seeing their Netflix show. One commenter even went so far as to write “boycott Netflix.” 

So what’s up with the lack of support for the Sussex’s? Are Britons just less enthusiastic about Prince Harry & Meghan’s deal with Netflix, or did the way they left sour the country’s opinion of the royal couple? Let’s take a look. 

Megxit

Named after Brexit, the referendum that prompted the UK to leave the European Union, the aptly named Megxit, Prince Harry & Meghan’s departure from the Royal Family, was just as messy & divisive. 

Meghan Markle had to make a lot of adjustments to royal life when she married Prince Harry in 2017. Apart from the cultural jump, Meghan had to adjust to the traditions & rules of royalty, which according to sources, didn’t go well. 

Staff reported that Meghan was “difficult to work with.” Rumors abounded of a feud brewing between Meghan & Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, her sister-in-law. Press also hounded Meghan relentlessly, apparently prompting her & Prince Harry to leave the limelight. 

Champions for diversity

Not all the staff said Meghan was horrible. George Northwood remembered working with Prince Harry & Meghan fondly when they left. He noted on Instagram: “I have enjoyed every minute collaborating with this amazing couple who not only champion small businesses but have taught me so much about diversity, equality, and the importance of good mental health.” 

Prince Harry & Meghan’s new Netflix series reflects their dedication to causes. The Sussexes have a contract to produce inspiring content for Netflix, focusing on educational shows and inspiring documentaries. “As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us,” they told The New York Times

Did Meghan make Prince Harry leave? 

The suspicion that Meghan Markle drove Prince Harry away from his family lingers. When the couple stepped down from royal duties in March, tabloids speculated that Meghan Markle’s American upbringing made her a bad fit for the Royal Family. Some Brits believe Meghan also drove Prince Harry away from the family. 

Express writer Virginia Blackburn speculated whether Prince Harry really wanted to follow his great-great-uncle Edward VIII’s footsteps (leave royal life for an American), or if Meghan prompted him to leave. 

“It’s hard to escape the conclusion that having grown up in a country that considers the Kennedys to be aristocracy, Meghan didn’t understand that being a Windsor is not like being a celebrity,” she wrote. She adds that while Meghan may not have understood what she got herself into, Prince Harry knew the responsibilities. He grew up with them. 

Briton’s feelings about Prince Harry & Meghan

Unlike Edward VIII, Queen Elizabeth’s uncle who abdicated the throne to marry an American heiress, Prince Harry isn’t stepping away from taking the throne. However, from the sample, Britons are still salty about his departure. The shocker wasn’t just that they left. They announced their departure without Queen Elizabeth II’s blessing. 

Although the survey shows that 64% of an over-2,000 sample size doesn’t want to see their Netflix stuff, the UK has a population of over 60 million. Upon Prince Harry & Meghan’s departure, some people wished them well. Others believe Meghan was the Yoko Ono to the Royal Family’s Beatles. 

The survey also showed a difference between young and old Brits, with younger Brits more likely to support Prince Harry & Meghan. 

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  • You’re worfully uninformed if you think the people in the US care anything about Yoko Markle and her entourage.

    October 25, 2020
  • As an American, I’m appalled at the way Markle conducted herself in the UK and just hope the Brits don’t judge the rest of us by her egotistical and insensitive manners.

    December 21, 2020
  • As a young 20 something Brit myself, I can honestly say that I am glad that they are leaving the United Kingdom and stepping down from Royal duties. Despite being in a privileged position in which they could have made a real difference to younger generations and better society in general , all this pair of Muppets done was constantly complain about hard they had it, whilst living in luxury at the expensive of the British taxpayer. Meghan Markle would’ve know what she was getting herself into when she married into the British Royal family. If her desired lifestyle was not compatible, then perhaps marrying a British prince wasn’t the smartest move. To many Brits, we see Meghan as a brat who wants to get her own way, and is unwilling to make any kind of compromise . She is a serial social climber, who uses people for her own gain then discards them like a piece of trash once they have served their purpose. I suspect she will do the same with Harry at some point in the future. And then, he will have nothing. He will be a rejected Royal has been who scoffed at the British people. America, you’re welcome to this pair of cretins..Enjoy!

    March 2, 2021
  • I watched the interview with opha .i think markle married Harry to break up the Royal family.
    If you watch markle she don’t know what to say like she was lieing about things,Harry made big mistake marrying her.United States should not let them live hear.He should Devorce her.
    She lie to much there wanting money now.

    March 8, 2021
  • I am not a Brit but from Colorado in the USA. I did not know who Meagan was until Harry. I did view a portion of suits just to check it out. Definately not my taste nor was the acting anything but a fair grade of D. I stand with the Monarchy. It must be very painful for this to be the story the whole country has been given . Piers Morgan hit the nail on the head with his opinion. I fear for Harry being a puppet. She has planned and executed her plot thus far well. I’ve known personally of people that thrive on havic, mayhem, controversy, deceit, lies, and hate. They all ended up very sad. This couple are not victims. They are just making millions more keeping it on the top of peoples tongues. Boo H00

    March 10, 2021
  • They are both a disgrace Harry has been hoodwinked by Meagan the lies just roll of her tongue with ease she has forced Harry away from he`s family to live a life that he will hate, they will never be welcomed back in the UK and the American public will also reject them as misfits and gold diggers.

    April 4, 2021
  • take them back to UK, they seem to cause trouble where ever they go and what they say are lies. tired of people saying US wants them. NO we dont, we have problems with race issues here and dont need their issue of what color the skin tone is of their baby. we have people hurting asian americans. people throwing children off border wall and leaving them to enter US without parents. why dont you help take care of these children who need help. Its all about me me me, you are adults, daddy should have cut you off at 21, he doesnt owe you anything, grow up and take care your family by yourself.

    April 4, 2021
  • Harry should have never gotten involved with Meghan – his family knew better and he was blinded sided by lust ! He should have known her for longer than he did before he got rolled and tied up by her like a little christmas present ! When he finally figures out who she really is – it will be too late ! How much damage will she cause to him and his family is yet to be understood ! She’s a user and now is pregnant with baby number 2 ! If you notice every man she has been with were richer and more successful than the last ! She uses her female charms to climb those ladders and by the looks of it she knows what she’s doing ! It’s just a shame that the younger generation actually encourages this type of woman power !? manipulation – and don’t care to hold people accountable for their actions ! Harry is in way too deep to even comprehend what’s happening to him 🙁 and unfortunately she will probably dump him just like everyone else she has in her past when she gets what she wants out of him ! He thinks he found love but he’s actually in a evil manipulative relationship with a person that only looks out for herself and her future ! Wake up Harry !!

    April 11, 2021
  • I don’t understand the entire Markle Debacle. She is nothing but trailer park trash.

    June 6, 2021
  • She’s a class one narcissist and evil to the core.
    She wants power as well as money failed at being a Hollywood A Lister her next agenda will be politics after she’s bled him dry + moved on to some aged billionaire. Lord help anyone who has the misfortune to fall for her lies and scheming manipulation

    June 9, 2021

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