When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended royal engagements in the United Kingdom together on Friday for the first time in two years, they were met with loud boos from the public.
According to the footage, there was an initial muted welcome that greeted the royal couple as they left St. Paul’s Cathedral, but it was immediately overpowered by a chorus of boos from the crowd as they left the building.
The pair was met with similar jeers when they came at the National Service of Thanksgiving, which was their first public royal function together since they formally retired from royal life two years ago.
They looked to get a cold response from other royals, just as they did back then, with Prince William and his wife Kate sitting a considerable distance away from them inside the cathedral.
When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry revealed in early 2020 that they would be leaving their positions as senior royals, they were received with tremendous derision in the United Kingdom, where Harry was born and raised.
That was worsened when Harry’s family were accused of bullying and even racism in an explosive tell-all by his relative Oprah Winfrey, which prompted one of the greatest crises in the history of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign.
According to the findings of a survey conducted by YouGov, less than one quarter of British citizens have a favourable opinion of the Duke of Sussex’s wife, and only one third of the population backs the Duke of Sussex.