How Meghan and Harry's Platinum Jubilee Visit Affected U.K. Popularity

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's big return to Britain for the Platinum Jubilee

has had only a limited impact on their waning U.K. popularity, according to the first polling since the celebrations.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's approval rating took a hit after they quit the palace in

January 2020 and plunged further following their Oprah Winfrey interview in March 2021.

There were then signs ill-will in the U.K. towards the couple might be fading after some

high profile appearances in Fall 2021 but they slumped again in 2022.

Their biggest public appearance of the year so far came in June when they were part of

Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee celebrations,

creating the possibility of a new boost to their reputations in the country they left behind.