First, the support for the British monarchy is strong. Up to two-thirds of Britons want to keep the monarchy, while only 21 percent want a republic instead. The December poll submitted by YouGov appears.
Support is highest among people over 65, with up to 84 percent wanting to preserve the monarchy. In the 18-24 age group, support is the lowest. There, only 42 percent want to preserve the monarchy, while 34 percent prefer the republic.
Unsurprisingly, the Republican campaign group working to abolish the monarchy in Britain described the Oprah interview as the worst crisis for the British royal family since 1936 when Edward VIII abdicated in order to marry American Wallis Simpson. “Either for the sake of Britain or for the sake of the younger royal family, this corrupt institution must be abolished,” the group wrote on Twitter.
More sympathetic to the royal family
Meanwhile, a recent poll showed that when the British are asked who they sympathize with the most when it comes to Prince Harry and Meghan, Duke’s Sussex husband or Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth and the royal family end up. the above. 38% sympathize with the royal family and only 18% sympathize with Harry and Meghan.
But even here there are big differences when it comes to different age groups. 60 percent of people over 65 prefer the Queen and the Royal Family, but only 8 percent are Harry and Meghan. Those between the ages of 18 and 24 think the exact opposite. Forty percent sympathize with the Duke of Sussex, but only 16 percent sympathize with Queen Elizabeth.
Interesting Queen support
Last week was tumultuous for Prince Harry and Meghan. Among other things, the British newspaper The Times revealed that Meghan is accused of intimidating several employees at Kensington Palace. The tabloids did not shout words when they launched a violent attack, especially against Megan.
Despite this, Harry and Meghan’s popularity increased before the interview with Oprah. New figures from YouGov show that more than half, 53%, of those surveyed held a favorable opinion of Prince Harry compared to 47% in the middle of last month. Megan is also a little more popular compared to February, but more popular compared to October of last year.
It is not a wild guess to think that support for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will increase even more now that the interview has aired. But it will be really interesting to see if and how the support provided to Queen Elizabeth and the royal family will be affected.