William’s support among Gen-Z hits after Meghan, Harry interview-poll

The UK’s generation Z—supporting Prince William among those aged 16 to 24—has taken a hit over the past year since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Oprah Winfrey interviews, polling shows.

She also fared poorly among millennials, even among people aged 25 to 40, following the Meghan and Harry revelations.

The Duke of Cambridge is the most popular royal in Britain after Queen Elizabeth II, according to YouGov data, but his strong overall performance seems to dent his perception among young people.

A survey conducted by UK Pollster between March 16 and March 17 shows that 41 per cent of 18 to 24 year olds view her positively, while 36 per cent view her negatively, with a rating of +5. Pure approval.

The figures are much worse than their standing across all age groups, showing 77 percent in favor and 16 percent against, giving a net figure of +61.

A broader age group Ipsos MORI survey, from 16 to 34, gives her a slightly better number of 51 percent positive and 18 percent negative, giving a total of +33.

However, even at a dip where he stood before Harry and Meghan, he told Oprah Winfrey about his struggles with royal life on the March 7, 2021, CBS broadcast – Princess Diana’s 1995 The biggest royal interview since the bombshell, which she discussed. Affair of Prince Charles.

Research conducted by YouGov between March 1 and March 2, 2021 showed that 71 percent of 18 to 24 year olds viewed William positively and 17 percent negatively, with a net compatibility of +54. Is equal.

YouGov’s decline among 18- to 24-year-olds first appears within days of the Oprah interview in data collected between March 10 and March 11, 2021.

55 percent felt positive towards William, compared to 29 percent in that survey, who felt negative, up to 26 percent, a drop of 28 points within days.

However, the figures for March 2022 represent the lowest account of their standing among millennials in YouGov figures compared to the previous year.

Reporting at the time of the interview focused on the fact that the royals have improved overall popularity across all age groups in the UK, despite damaging accusations—namely that little attention was paid to the change in attitude of William among the youngest age groups. ,

Meghan and Harry have accused an unnamed royal of expressing concern about how dark their unborn baby’s skin may be before birth.

The Duchess also described feeling suicidal while being a working royal and said she was barred from seeking help in a psychiatric hospital.

Oprah asked Harry directly about his relationship with William but the younger brother took the opportunity to get details about the rift between them, citing their shared experience of losing his mother.

Harry told CBS: “Like I’ve said before, 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.”

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Prince William was the only royal to personally comment on the interview when he told a Sky News journalist that the royals were not racist.

The Duke said on March 11: “We are not a racist family.”

To the extent that William may have been hurt after the interview, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decline in UK popularity has been steep.

He began to lose support among the British people after leaving royal duties in January 2020, but fell further after Oprah.

In a March poll from YouGov, Prince Harry was viewed positively by 34 percent and negatively by 59 percent, giving a net rating of -25.

Meghan was viewed positively by 26 percent and negatively by 65 percent in the age range, giving her a net rating of -39.

However, Prince Harry voted better than William with a net figure of +15, 49 percent positive and 34 percent negative, compared to William’s +5.

Meghan voted slightly lower among millennials than her brother-in-law, with a net figure of +2 with 43 percent positive and 41 negative.

Prince William with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at the Anzac Day Service at Westminster Abbey on April 25, 2018. Prince William’s standing out among millennials has become a hit since Harry and Meghan’s Oprah Winfrey interview.
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