Meghan Markle ‘more popular than Prince Harry’ after taking backseat in the US

Royal commentators have claimed that Meghan Markle has become more popular with UK audiences than her husband Prince Harry since taking a “backseat” over the summer.

Other than the announcement of her 40×40 birthday initiative, it has been a quiet summer of few public appearances for the Duchess of Sussex, instead taking care of daughter Lilibet, who was born in June.

Meanwhile, Prince Harry has made several public appearances including most recently at the GQ awards as well as travelling over to the UK for the unveiling of Princess Diana’s statue at the start of July.

Now, speaking on the Royally Us podcast, hosts Molly Mulshine and Christina Garibaldi suggested that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had both lost some support among young Brits.

But, they claimed that Harry’s approval rating had suffered the most, with Christina suggesting: “It was interesting to me that Meghan’s approval rating was actually a little bit higher than Harry’s.

Molly speculated: “I wonder if it’s because he has really been the more vocal one in the last few months."

She explained that Meghan might have been avoiding the spotlight in order to counter arguments that the former actress had been the driving force behind the couple's decision to step down from royal duties last year.

Molly continued: “We have barely heard from her (Meghan) – only her birthday initiative – which I think is really smart because as we’ve been saying, people have unfairly blamed her for them leaving when there is no evidence to suggest that she was the reason why they left.

“So it makes sense that now she’s like ‘okay, I’m just going to make sure that everyone knows that I’m not the one who was spearheading all of this’.”

Christina agreed, saying: “Yeah totally, she was like ‘I’m going to take a backseat’.”

This comes as commentators have claimed that Harry and Meghan are also losing support in the US, where they relocated when they announced their decision to step back as senior royals.

Speaking on his GB News show, Nigel Farage suggested that Americans are “disinterested” in the prince’s memoir, which is set for release late next year.

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