US viewers back Meghan and Harry more than those in UK after Oprah tell-all

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American viewers are far more likely to have sympathy for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after their Oprah Winfrey interview than those in the royal family’s native UK, according to a snap poll.

A YouGov poll of 2,104 US adults found that 68 percent of those who watched or read about Sunday’s TV special have sympathy for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex — and 35 percent have “a lot” of sympathy.

In the UK, however, just 12 percent said they have “a lot” of sympathy — while around one-third (33 percent) had no sympathy at all, according to a similar YouGov poll across the pond on Monday.

The interview did appear to unite viewers on one aspect, however — feeling zero sympathy for the rest of the royal family. Twenty percent of the polled Brits agreed with that sentiment along with 23 percent in the US.

The nations felt almost completely opposite on whether the interview should have happened. In the US, 40 percent thought the Sussexes were justified in speaking out, compared to just 20 percent who found it inappropriate — while across the pond, only 21 percent approved while 47 percent deemed it inappropriate.


A family gather around the television in Liverpool, England to watch Prince Harry and his wife Meghan’s explosive tell-all interview on CBS with Oprah Winfrey.

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In the UK, just 12 percent said they have “a lot” of sympathy for the couple.

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An arrangement of UK daily newspapers photographed as an illustration in Brenchley, Kent shows front page headlines regarding Harry and Meghan’s interview.

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An arrangement of UK daily newspapers photographed as an illustration in Brenchley, Kent shows front page headlines regarding Harry and Meghan’s interview.

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Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Price William, Meghan Markle, and Prince Harry are seen in 2017.

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