Prince Harry's popularity has plummeted because people have "stopped believing what he says", a royal commentator has claimed.
The Duke of Sussex and Meghan Markle have been out in the US public eye over the past week during a tour of New York.
However, Forbes columnist Guy Martin says Harry's standing in the UK has fallen because Brits no longer believe the royal.
Mr Martin wrote: “Harry is tanking in the polls in Britain — not that that fact, itself, matters at all to the man or to his current endeavors — but the reason he’s tanking is that the British have stopped believing what he says.
“It’s not just the fact of his ungainly exit from royal life, although that has been a wounding process and continues to be one.”
In a YouGov poll in September, the positive opinion of Prince Harry saw a decrease from 43% in April to 34% now.
Meghan also saw a further decline in her public rating with a fall from 29% in April and to 26%.
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Mr Martin said their work requires a tremendous amount of “wheel-spinning”.
He continued: “The spike downwards for Harry is partly a result of the couple’s flailing in all sorts of — admittedly admirable, charitable — directions at once, their engagement in mental health initiatives, pandemic relief, child welfare, among others, across a wide variety of platforms.
“In a word, there’s a tremendous amount of wheel-spinning required to get all these well-meant initiatives off the ground, as there would naturally be. But: Things are a bit helter-skelter.”
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Prince Harry and Meghan’s recent New York trip is expected to have helped boost their profile in the US.
The Duke of Sussex is also currently working on a new book, which will be published by Penguin Random House.
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