Americans no longer ‘protective’ of Harry and Meghan—expert

Writer and journalist Celia Walden has told a British news channel that Meghan Markle is seen as a “funny person” in America when she expressed surprise that Americans are not “protective” or “protective” of the Duchess.

Walden is a novelist and has covered culture and royalty for publications such as wire And this daily mail for decades. She is also married to Piers Morgan, a British broadcaster and outspoken Sussex critic.

The author expressed his opinion on the Sussexes’ statewide popularity in an interview with GB News host Dan Wooten, saying:

“when I came back [to LA] After the pandemic I thought, you know, Meghan is one of them. They may be overly protective of him or defensive. But not at all. He’s just here for fun.”

American attitude towards the Taj

Walden claims Meghan took a “significantly wrong step” by misunderstanding Americans’ attitudes towards Queen Elizabeth II. He told Wootton:

“The important mistake he made was forgetting that in California, and across America, in fact, people love the Queen. And so does anyone who is deemed to have insulted the Queen or in that regard.” Behaved badly, he’s not going to go down well.”

Contrary to the claims made by Walden, many Americans have voiced their support for the couple.

a recent tweet American journalist Stephanie Guerrillas wrote:

“America, especially the black community, has been very welcoming and loving to Prince Harry. The British royal family, monarchists and the press harassed Meghan Markle. The difference is so telling.”

Artist Adore Delano tweeted In March 2021:

“Americans don’t have royals; we have celebrities. We love Meghan with open arms and Harry is what a father should be. Thank you, Princess Diana, for saving your baby.”

Other The family is referred to as “California royalty”. And welcomed them to their new home state.

But some pundits say Harry and Meghan’s recent absence from the memorial service for the Queen’s husband Prince Philip has led to claims the Sussexes were rebuking their family members.

Ian Lloyd, author of The Queen: 70 Chapters in the Life of Elizabeth II Told newsweek Harry’s “failure to attend the memorial service for Prince Philip this month was quite a notable absence when you think he was the only one of eight grandchildren who couldn’t make it…

“I think they need to be aware that in America they love family values ​​quite a bit and so they will need to be aware that if he clearly offends the Queen for not knowing So I don’t think it will do well in the UK or the US.”

The Queen is set to celebrate her 96th birthday on April 21 and will also be at the center of her platinum jubilee celebrations this summer. Both are family occasions that Meghan and Harry would be expected to attend, especially considering that the monarch has yet to meet her great-granddaughter, Lilibet Diana.

Do Americans “Love” the Queen?

Walden said there is no data available on whether Americans “love” the Queen, but she enjoys favorable polling numbers.

A poll conducted shortly after the Sussexes’ March 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey aired in the US shows Americans accept the Queen.

US Poll Taken by YouGov America and The Economist show the monarch garnered 61 percent favorable responses from participants, making her the most popular British royal in the eyes of the American public.

The survey also showed that the Oprah interview influenced Harry and Meghan’s popularity in America.

Harry was ranked as the second most popular royal behind the Queen, but Meghan ranked fifth in terms of compatibility behind the monarch, Harry, Prince William and Kate Middleton.

In the wake of the Oprah interview, Harry’s 54 percent compatibility rating constituted a net decrease of 14 percentage points in favorability in the year 2020. In contrast, William dropped only 5 percentage points.

How does Meghan Markle vote in America?

Although an American herself, Meghan has consistently voted behind her husband in her home country. A 2021 YouGov America/Economist poll saw the Duchess receive a 48 percent favorable response against a 33 percent unfavorable rating. This constituted a 13 percent reduction in net favorability compared to the results in 2020.

Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah sparked a backlash from the royals over the Duchess’ allegations of abuse and racism against an unnamed member of the royal family. Reporting at the time of the interview suggests the royals had a sizable support base among the conservative American public.

Conservative right-wing think tank The Heritage Foundation released a statement that reports msnbc Reading:

“The American radical left has captured the claims of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, that the royal family created a hostile, racist environment for the couple. Britain’s constitutional monarchy—one of the most powerful conservative institutions on the world stage— represents everything that radical leftists despise: tradition, authority, hierarchy, patriotism, and the political and religious ideals of Western civilization.”

Conversely, conservative broadcaster Meghan McCain told those tuning in sight That she was supporting the Duchess of Sussex. She said: “I don’t want to defend the monarchy… I’m a 100% red-blooded American who celebrates independence in any way … We have two American women, Meghan Markle and Oprah Winfrey, Those who are single did what George Washington and our revolutionary counterparts did by hand. I am ready for that.”

Poll data from March 2023 YouGov America/The Economist showed Meghan had a majority tilt with liberal voters. Of those who responded to the Duchess, 74 percent identified as liberal, compared to only 27 percent who identified as conservative.

The favorability for the Queen in the 2023 poll is almost equally shared among liberal and conservative respondents. Liberals responded with 64 percent in support of the monarch and conservatives 65 percent.

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Celia Walden has told a UK news host that Americans no longer seem “protective” or “defensive” at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Dabboo in Australia, photographed on October 17, 2018.
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