Meghan Markle, Prince Harry’s popularity in US has declined despite receiving human rights award

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 23: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex visit One World Observatory at One World Observatory on September 23, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

According to one commentator, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are not as popular as they once were in the United States.

Kristin Tate, an American Liberian columnist, political commentator, and author, appeared on Sky News Australia’s “The Kenny Report” with Chris Kenny, an Australian conservative political commentator, author, and former political adviser. During their conversation, he mentioned the Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award, recipients of which include Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zelensky, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. It was “devalued somewhat” for him because the Sussexes received the same award for railing against racism. Tate appeared to share the same sentiment.

She replied:

“It’s so crazy. I mean, these people are completely detached from reality, and Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have done so much to really try to destroy the royal family, and so many people in England are happy to see them gone.”

Tate also discussed how the Sussexes’ popularity has declined since they moved to California in 2020 after stepping away from royal duties.

Tate explained.:

“She is just so obnoxious and doesn’t know when to just be quiet. You know, some things are better kept private, and it’s just not really classy, how she’s airing all of this dirty laundry and complaining about the royal family. It’s really not a good look, and people are starting to turn on her, here, as well.”

The claims could not be independently verified by International Business Times.

Kerry Kennedy previously explained why the Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award was given to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Because of their interview with Oprah Winfrey last year, they exemplified “moral courage” against injustice, according to Kerry.

People reported that she said of her father before speaking about the Sussexes:

“He also spoke of moral courage, saying that few would have the courage to question their colleagues, family and their community about the power structure they maintained. And this is what Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have done. They went to the oldest institution in U.K. history and told them what they were doing wrong, that they couldn’t have structural racism within the institution; that they could not maintain a misunderstanding about mental health.”

She continued:

“They knew that if they did this, there would be consequences, that they would be ostracized, they would lose their family, their position within this structure, and that people would blame them for it. They have done it anyway because they believed they couldn’t live with themselves if they didn’t question this authority. I think they have been heroic in taking this step.”

Last year, during an interview with Winfrey, Markle stated that there were “concerns and conversations about how dark [Archie’s] skin might be when he’s born,” prompting several netizens to accuse the royal family of racism.

The name of the royal who allegedly raised the concern was not revealed by the royal family. Prince Harry later clarified that neither his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, nor his grandfather, Prince Philip, made the remark.