Prince Harry’s popularity in the UK has plunged even further following the release of his memoir, a poll has suggested. Polling organisation YouGov looked into the opinion British adults have of the Duke of Sussex in the wake of the publication of Spare.
The analysis, conducted on 1,691 British adults between January 10 and 11, suggested Harry’s favourability is now at -44
This number marks the lowest score ever recorded for the Duke by YouGov since the organisation started tracking his popularity among British adults in 2011.
According to the survey, only 24 percent of the interviewees now think positively of the Duke, while 68 percent have a negative opinion of him.
The Duke of Sussex’s popularity rating is now worse than Prince Andrew’s among the over 65s.
While 60 percent of those polled among the oldest generation have a “very” negative view of Prince Andrew, the percentage rises to 73 percent for Prince Harry, the poll showed.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, also performed worse than Prince Andrew among the over 65s, with 69 percent of people in this age bracket saying they have a negative opinion of her.
The pollster also found that, among those surveyed, one in five Britons, 21 percent, believe the main motivation behind the release of Spare is for the Prince to “tell his side of the story”.
However, 41 percent of those surveyed believe he has penned the memoir to make money.
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Since the book was first announced in July 2021, Harry had said he was going to donate his proceeds from Spare.
He has since donated $1.5million to Sentebale, a charity he co-founded in 2006, and has pledged £300,000 to WellChild, one of his patronages.
This popularity blow for Harry come just days after YouGov had found the Duke of Sussex’s favourability rate was at -38 in a poll it conducted between January 5 and 6, as the first leaks from the book started to appear in the media.
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