Meghan Markle poll reveals 55% of the public think she is good for the Royal Family

Fifty-five per cent of Britons believe the Duchess of Sussex has been good for the Royal Family, while 45% disagree, according to a survey for Tatler magazine. 

Meanwhile, the society bible’s survey of 2,016 British adults also found 39% said they thought Meghan was hypocritical on environmental issues –  and 44% said they prefer the Duchess of Cambridge

It comes just days after an anonymous source close to the Sussexes told CNN that Harry and Meghan are ‘single-handedly’ modernising the monarchy. 

An ITV documentary about the pair also aired this week, which has since seen interviewer Tom Bradby face criticism over his lack of tough questioning. 

More than half the country believes the Duchess of Sussex has been good for the Royal Family, according to a survey for Tatler magazine. (Above, Meghan arrives for a roundtable discussion on gender equality with The Queen's Commonwealth Trust and One Young World at Windsor Castle, on Thursday)

More than half the country believes the Duchess of Sussex has been good for the Royal Family, according to a survey for Tatler magazine. (Above, Meghan arrives for a roundtable discussion on gender equality with The Queen's Commonwealth Trust and One Young World at Windsor Castle, on Thursday)

More than half the country believes the Duchess of Sussex has been good for the Royal Family, according to a survey for Tatler magazine. (Above, Meghan arrives for a roundtable discussion on gender equality with The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust and One Young World at Windsor Castle, on Thursday)

The society bible's survey suggests 55% of adults think that, overall, Meghan has been good for the monarchy while 45% disagree. However, the survey also reveals that some 39% said they thought Meghan was hypocritical on environmental issues

The society bible's survey suggests 55% of adults think that, overall, Meghan has been good for the monarchy while 45% disagree. However, the survey also reveals that some 39% said they thought Meghan was hypocritical on environmental issues

The society bible’s survey suggests 55% of adults think that, overall, Meghan has been good for the monarchy while 45% disagree. However, the survey also reveals that some 39% said they thought Meghan was hypocritical on environmental issues

Of the 2,016 British adults who were polled, 23% believe Meghan and Harry would be better off moving to Los Angeles. (Pictured, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Windsor on Thursday)

Of the 2,016 British adults who were polled, 23% believe Meghan and Harry would be better off moving to Los Angeles. (Pictured, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Windsor on Thursday)

Of the 2,016 British adults who were polled, 23% believe Meghan and Harry would be better off moving to Los Angeles. (Pictured, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Windsor on Thursday)

How the Duchess of Sussex fares in the Tatler poll

Also: 

  • 39% perceived the Duchess to be hypocritical on environmental issues (44% of whom prefer Kate Middleton to Meghan Markle).
  • 23% believe Meghan and Harry would be better off moving to Los Angeles.
  • 40% of those polled believe the media treat Meghan unfairly and 27% think that’s driven by racism. 

*Of those who expressed an opinion on that question (54%). 

ComRes surveyed 2,016 British adults on 6-8 September 2019.

Meghan has altered the usual course of royal life since marrying Prince Harry in May last year, campaigning for women’s empowerment and environmental conservation. 

However, the duke and his wife have faced criticism after taking a number of private jet journeys over the summer, apparently at odds with their views on supporting the environment.

This did not go unnoticed among some of those polled – with some 39% saying that they thought Meghan was hypocritical on environmental issues.

The survey also suggests that 23% believe Meghan and Harry would be better off moving to Los Angeles.

Meanwhile, 40% of those polled believe the media treat Meghan unfairly – and 27% think that is driven by racism. 

Meanwhile, 44% of those surveyed prefer the Duchess of Cambridge to Meghan. (Above, Kate, William, Harry and Meghan at Westminster Abbey for a Commonwealth Day service in March)

Meanwhile, 44% of those surveyed prefer the Duchess of Cambridge to Meghan. (Above, Kate, William, Harry and Meghan at Westminster Abbey for a Commonwealth Day service in March)

Meanwhile, 44% of those surveyed prefer the Duchess of Cambridge to Meghan. (Above, Kate, William, Harry and Meghan at Westminster Abbey for a Commonwealth Day service in March)

Tatler and ComRes surveyed 2,016 British adults between September 6 and 8, with results weighted to be demographically representative of all adults in Great Britain. 

High society publication Tatler’s 310th anniversary December issue features an archive photo of Meghan, taken by Janick Laurent, on the cover. 

It debates ‘The Meghan issue’, with the cover headline asking ‘Does she conquer or divide?’ and writers such as Lionel Shriver and Lynn Barber ‘taking sides’.

The special edition of Tatler is available on news stands and via digital download on Thursday, October 31.

ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules. 

The full results and questions at comresglobal.com are available at 10:30pm on Friday, October 25.

The poll comes just days after an anonymous source close to the Sussexes told CNN that Harry and Meghan (above, on Thursday) are 'single-handedly' modernising the monarchy

The poll comes just days after an anonymous source close to the Sussexes told CNN that Harry and Meghan (above, on Thursday) are 'single-handedly' modernising the monarchy

The poll comes just days after an anonymous source close to the Sussexes told CNN that Harry and Meghan (above, on Thursday) are ‘single-handedly’ modernising the monarchy

Meghan has altered the usual course of royal life since marrying Prince Harry in May last year, campaigning for women's empowerment and environmental conservation. (She is pictured at the One Young World Summit opening ceremony, at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Tuesday)

Meghan has altered the usual course of royal life since marrying Prince Harry in May last year, campaigning for women's empowerment and environmental conservation. (She is pictured at the One Young World Summit opening ceremony, at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Tuesday)

Meghan has altered the usual course of royal life since marrying Prince Harry in May last year, campaigning for women’s empowerment and environmental conservation. (She is pictured at the One Young World Summit opening ceremony, at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Tuesday)

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