Harry and Meghan’s popularity among Brits hits record low

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Harry and Meghan's popularity among Brits hits record low

Self-exiled royals Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and their two children touched down in the UK Wednesday ahead of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations — as the couple’s popularity has plunged to a record low, according to a new poll.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex landed in London in the evening local time with their rarely seen children, Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 11 months, sources told Page Six.

The insiders also revealed that the family and their team took a commercial flight instead of their usual private jet from Los Angeles to London.

The trip will mark the first time that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will meet her great-granddaughter and namesake.

Lilibet will also celebrate her first birthday during the trip, on June 4.

However, the Sussexes, who quit royal life in 2020, are not expected to appear on the balcony at Buckingham Palace Thursday, during the Trooping the Colour ceremony, which kicks off the Platinum Jubilee festivities, Page Six previously reported.

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Less than one-third of Brits support Prince Harry, and even less see Meghan Markle positively.
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The runaway royal couple also shouldn’t expect a warm welcome from Prince Harry’s home country, with new polls showing their popularity among Brits has hit new lows.

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

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The couple is not expected to appear on the balcony at Buckingham Palace Thursday.
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A separate survey by JL Partners echoed the unfavorable sentiment, finding that just 27% of British adults held a positive opinion of Harry, while only 22 percent supported Meghan, according to the figures obtained by The Post.

Meanwhile, the Queen remains the most respected royal as she prepares to celebrate 70 years on the throne — with eight in 10 Brits supporting the longest-reigning British monarch, according to the YouGov poll.

The discouraging survey results are a massive fall from grace for the once-beloved redheaded prince, who held the crown as the most popular royal just four years ago.

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The couple’s son, Archie, is rarely seen.
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More than three-quarters of Brits (77%) had a positive opinion of Prince Harry in 2018, according to YouGov.

The latest YouGov poll surveyed 1,692 adults between May 18 and 19. JL Partners polled 2,010 Brits between May 20 and May 23.

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