Prince Harry 'haunted' by Megxit decision says commentator
A YouGov poll of 4,628 UK adults conducted today (March 4), asked: "When it comes to the dispute between the Royal Family and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Harry and Meghan), with whom do your sympathies mostly lie?" More than a third (38 percent) of those quizzed said their allegiances lies with "the Queen and members of the Royal Family". Six in ten of people aged 65 and over chose this option, showing continued strong support for the monarchy from the older generation in Britain.
But these numbers fall as the age groups get younger, with 45 percent of people aged between 50 and 65 taking part throwing their support behind the Queen and the Royal Family.
Just over a quarter (27 percent) of those aged 25-49 quizzed voted for this answer, while just 16 percent of those aged 18-24 threw their support behind Her Majesty and her family members.
Less than a fifth of people taking part in the YouGov survey (18 percent) said their sympathies lie with Meghan and Harry.
Unsurprisingly, the age group trend is in total contrast to those who backed the Queen and the Royal Family in the ongoing feud with Meghan and Harry.
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Four in 10 of the youngest age group taking part backed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Less than a quarter of those aged between 25 and 49 backed the young royal couple, with only 11 percent of the 50-65 year old age group voting for this option.
Perhaps rather unsurprisingly, just eight percent of the oldest age group quizzed (65-years and over) backed Meghan and Harry.
Almost of third of those polled (30 percent) said their support lies with neither the Queen, or the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
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Seven percent said their allegiances lie with both parties, while the same margin were undecided.
On March 31, 2020, Meghan and Harry officially stepped down as senior royals and stopped using their HRH titles.
There had also been increasing reports at the time of a severe breakdown in the relationship between Harry and his older brother Prince William.
But it is the high-profile media commitments from the Duke and Duchess since moving to the US that have reportedly raised eyebrows among many in the Royal Family.
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On September 2, Meghan and Harry signed a multi-million pound deal with streaming giant Netflix to make films and series, providing them with a global reach into millions of homes.
Just five days later, the Duke paid back £2.4million of taxpayers' money used to renovate Frogmore Cottage, with a spokesman for Harry confirming the repayment was made possible due to the Netflix deal.
Three months later in December, Meghan and Harry signed a multi-year deal with audio streaming service Spotify to host and produce podcasts for an undisclosed sum thought to be worth tens of millions of pounds.
Last month, it was revealed the couple will be interviewed by chat show legend Oprah Winfrey to be aired in the US on Sunday evening, in which they discuss Megxit and the reasons why they walked away from the Monarchy.
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Earlier this week, US television network CBS released two 30-second clips ahead of the interview with Oprah.
In one of the teasers, the American talk show host asks Meghan - whose answer is not portrayed - whether she was "silent or silenced".
This short clip then cuts to Oprah telling the public: "There is no subject that is off-limits."
The teaser also features the chat show host telling the Duchess: "Almost unsurvivable... sounds like there was a breaking point."
Prince Harry also features in the clips, and expresses his fears about "history repeating itself".
Last month, Harry sat down for a chat with English presenter James Corden when he appeared on The Late Late Show in the US.
The prince spoke about his family life and how "exhilarating" his son Archie is, revealing Prince Philip ends his video call by shutting down the laptop and which present the Queen sent to Archie for Christmas.
Commenting on his decision to relinquish his role as full-time working member of the Royal Family, Harry said: "As far as I am concerned, whatever decisions are made on that side, I will never walk away, I will always be contributing.
"My life is public service so wherever I am in the world it's going to be the same thing."