The Royal feud
Who’s right, who’s wrong?

50%

of Britons think Prince Harry and Meghan’s public revelations will hurt their image

40%

of Britons believe Prince Harry and Meghan failed to live up to their responsibilities

58%

of Britons think it’s time for the country to stop obsessing over the royal family

Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan’s announcement last month to step back permanently from royal duties was followed by two back-to-back high-profile interviews where they spoke about life after marriage and reasons for their exit. This report delves into people’s thoughts and opinions about the ongoing royal feud and the tell-all interviews. 

After several pointed leaks from the two warring royal sides, Britain awoke Monday to explosive news from Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The duo, who stepped back as senior royals early last year following a tumultuous time in the UK, wanted the world to hear their side of the story. Britons, however, may have got more than they bargained for, as allegations of racism, lies, and insensitivity made their way into the narrative. One year into the royal drama and post the latest shocking revelations, what have Britons come to think of the developments that have rocked the age-old monarchy? Piplsay polled 12,037 people to get some insights. Here is a summary of what we found:

Other Insights

  • Both men and women equally believe Britons were justified in their expectations from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
  • 58% of Gen Xers think the Palace was right to take back the royal titles and patronages from Prince Harry and Meghan as compared to 41% of Gen Zers
  • Only 19% of Gen Xers believe Prince Harry and Meghan will benefit from their interviews as compared to 46% of Gen Zers and 36% of Millennials

Survey Methodology: This Piplsay survey (powered by Market Cube) was conducted nationwide in the UK from March 7-9, 2021. We received 12,064 online responses from individuals aged 18 years and older.

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