Prince Charles ‘frustrated’ with Prince Harry, says royal expert
An exclusive Daily Express poll also found that most people reject the Sussexes’ claims of racism – and want the couple to stay in the United States. The Savanta ComRes investigation for the Daily Express revealed evidence that Harry – a national hero after two missions in Afghanistan – and Meghan, who was initially popular, have burned their bridges with the nation. Support for the 94-year-old queen improved after the couple complained about her treatment in the royal family, during a televised conversation with Oprah Winfrey. The representative poll found that 61% of 2,145 adults polled believe the Windsors are not racist – echoing Prince William’s insistence – compared to 28% who see them as prejudiced.
While 14% would like them again if they stay out of the royal household, only 12% of the public want the Duke and Duchess to resume their official duties.
Almost half of Britons (49%) said reconciliation should be started by Harry and Meghan, with an apology to his grandmother; 31% think the royal family should be the first to apologize.
Insiders and palace commentators said they were not surprised the public had rallied around the Queen and most of her family.
Royal biographer Hugo Vickers admitted Prince Charles had been damaged by Harry, who chose his harshest words when he complained that his father had cut him off financially and stopped taking his calls at some point.
He added: “It was aimed at damaging him, but in the long run it won’t. I’m sure Harry and Meghan’s popularity will be damaged in the long run.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
He said: “I think the Queen’s message was brilliant and should be featured in every anthology aimed at people facing difficult family situations.”
Chris Hopkins, Associate Director of Savanta ComRes, said: “Harry and Meghan have experienced tremendous success compared to other members of the Royal Family.
“People take Kate’s side when they see what Meghan has said about her. I imagine Charles’s score here is partly the result of not being that popular initially.
When asked if Meghan was right to accuse an unnamed royal of a racist comment about the black skin of her son Archie, 46% said she was wrong while 30% thought she was correct.
The ex-actress claimed Archie was denied the title of prince and refused police protection because of his color.
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Meghan said assistants did not support her after she was accused of having an argument with the Duchess of Cambridge because they wanted to protect the future queen.
Our poll revealed a generational gap, with young people being much more likely to support Harry and Meghan. More than half of people aged 18 to 34 (52%) think the royal family is racist – but only one in 10 people over 55 agree with this (10%).
Half (50%) of the younger group said Meghan was right to go public with her allegation of royal racism; for the older section, that number fell to just one in six (16 percent).
There is also a political divide: a third (36%) of those who voted Labor in 2019 think the royals have prejudices, but only one in 10 (10%) of voters who supported the Tories are agreement.
Almost half of Tory supporters in 2019 (48%) think the Royals are less racist than the average British family; for Labor voters, this is the opinion of only one in five (19 per cent).
Polls in the United States revealed that Americans were mainly divided along political lines. Democrats are more likely to side with the Sussexes while Republicans support the rest of the Royal Family. But there is little difference between age groups.
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Almost half, 48%, thought worse of Meghan after the Oprah interview, compared to 25% whose perception had improved.
The same figure of one in four felt more positive about Harry and 42% said their opinion of him had deteriorated.
Charles’s popularity suffered, with 24% seeing him more negatively, compared to 17% liking him more.
The backlash against the heir to the throne may present potential problems for the future direction of the monarchy, but the poll suggests the British have rallied around the Queen, William and Kate.
While 32% felt their opinion of the monarch had improved, only 12% thought it was worse. About 28% thought of Kate better, compared to 15% who had a lower opinion than before, while 27% said their opinion of William had improved and 17% said it had worsened.
Meanwhile, the Queen has canceled Trooping the Color and Garter Day for a second year in a row.
Assistants at Buckingham Palace announced yesterday that both events have been called off due to concerns over crowds in the pandemic.
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There will be no replacement for the annual procession and service of the Knights of the Garter, the oldest and oldest order of knighthood, which usually draws large crowds to the castle on the Monday of Royal Week. Ascot.
Palace staff said: “Following consultations with the government and other relevant parties, it has been agreed that the Queen’s official parade, also known as Trooping the Color, will not take place this year in its traditional form in central London. Options for an alternative parade, in the Windsor Castle Quadrangle, are under consideration. The annual garter service, which usually takes place in June, will not take place this year. ”
As it stands, Royal Ascot will go ahead this summer with a small crowd allowed into the racetrack. The Queen, who was forced like other racing fans to watch her favorite home reunion on television last year as she stood behind closed doors, will likely want to attend.
No final decision has yet been made, royal sources said.
The monarch is at least expected to provide some form of normalcy to the public over the summer. Officials at the Royal Collection Trust, which oversees sightseeing tours to official residences, hope Buckingham Palace will be open to visitors this summer.