Prince Harry, Meghan Netflix doc created more sympathy for Prince William, Kate: Poll

WELLINGTON, NZ - OCTOBER 28: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex lay ferns and a wreath at the tomb of the Unknown Warrior at the newly unveiled UK war memorial and Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, on October 28, 2018, in Wellington, New Zealand. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Rosa Woods - Pool/Getty Images)

More A poll found that British people sympathize with Prince William and Kate Middleton and want Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal titles removed after the Netflix docuseries “Harry & Meghan” premieres.

Following the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s bombshell docuseries, YouGov, a global public opinion and data company, conducted a poll in the United Kingdom on behalf of the U.K.’s The Times and discovered that nearly half of the respondents were more sympathetic to the Prince and Princess of Wales than the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

According to poll results, 44% of respondents said they sympathized more with Prince William and Middleton, compared to 17% who sympathized more with the Sussexes, according to Fox News Digital.

The popularity of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has also declined, with 23% saying they now think worse of the couple, while only 7% said the docuseries has made them think better of the Sussexes.

In addition, 44% of survey respondents thought Prince Harry’s title should be removed, while 32% thought he should keep it.

Despite the poll results, an anonymous insider told Page Six that King Charles has no plans to revoke the royal titles of his younger son and daughter-in-law.

The tipster said:

“Stripping their title is not something the king would likely ever consider … mostly because it would be too petty and punitive. It would only lead to the Sussexes claiming that it was a retaliatory action and proof they were never wanted in the royal family.”

Richard Palmer, a royal correspondent for the Daily Express and a regular interviewee for royal documentaries on television and radio, agreed.

In an article for the publication, he stated:

“King Charles refuses to back new plot to axe Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal titles.”

Palmer noted that the King’s alleged reaction to the removal of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s titles was “in stark contrast to his successful efforts to persuade MPs to bring in a new law to make Princess Anne and Prince Edward counselors of state, effectively sidelining Harry, Andrew, and Princess Beatrice.”

Meanwhile, in his first Christmas speech as monarch, King Charles praised Prince William and Middleton for their work as senior members of the royal family but did not mention the Sussexes.

King Charles said:

“The Prince and Princess of Wales recently visited Wales, shining a light on practical examples of this community spirit.”

The omission of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from his Christmas speech drew mixed reactions. Some royal fans felt snubbed by the monarch because of the Netflix docuseries, but others defended King Charles, saying he doesn’t need to mention them because they are no longer working royals.