Platinum Jubilee: Harry, Meghan booed after leaving national service of thanksgiving for the Queen

Saturday - 04/06/2022 06:33
The Sussexes first public royal event in two years ended shakily for the couple as they were both cheered and booed as they faced the public.

It’s not just the royal family giving them a frosty reception.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were loudly booed on Friday while returning together to royal events for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in the UK for the first time in two years, reported the New York Post

A small cheer initially greeted the exiled royal couple’s exit from St Paul’s Cathedral — just to be quickly joined by a chorus of shouted boos, video showed.
 

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Zara Tindall leaving the National Service of thanksgiving to Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen at St Paul's Cathedral on June 3, 2022. (Photo by Humphrey Nemar – WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Zara Tindall leaving the National Service of thanksgiving to Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen at St Paul's Cathedral on June 3, 2022. (Photo by Humphrey Nemar – WPA Pool/Getty Images)
 

Similar booing broke out when the couple arrived for the national service of thanksgiving for the Queen, their first public royal event together since officially quitting royal life two years ago.

Just like then, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex appeared to get a tepid reception from other royals, too — with Harry’s brother, Prince William, and wife Kate sitting far away from them inside the cathedral.
 

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leaving the National Service of thanksgiving. (Photo by Humphrey Nemar – WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leaving the National Service of thanksgiving.
(Photo by Humphrey Nemar – WPA Pool/Getty Images)
 

The pair were met with widespread disdain in Harry’s home country in early 2020 when they announced they were quitting life as senior royals. 

That was exacerbated with their damning Oprah Winfrey tell-all interview accusing Harry’s family of bullying and even racism, thrusting the monarchy into one of its biggest crises in the record 70-year reign of Harry’s grandma, Queen Elizabeth II.

Their return this week was to celebrate that Platinum Jubilee — but coming as their popularity has plunged to a record low, according to a new poll.
 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex entering the cathedral (Photo by Dan Kitwood -WPA Pool/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex entering the cathedral (Photo by Dan Kitwood -WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The couple departed separately from other royals back to Windsor. (Photo by Hollie Adams / AFP)
The couple departed separately from other royals back to Windsor. (Photo by Hollie Adams / AFP)
 

Only one-third of Brits (32 per recent) support the Duke of Sussex and less than a quarter (23 per cent) hold a positive view of his wife, one survey by pollsters YouGov shows.

A separate survey by JL Partners echoed the unfavourable sentiment, finding that just 27 per cent of British adults held a positive opinion of Harry, while only 22 per cent supported Meghan.

Meanwhile, the Queen remains the most respected royal — with eight in 10 Brits supporting the 96-year-old monarch, according to the YouGov poll.

This story appeared in the New York Post and is reproduced with permission.

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