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Support for Sussexes or Royal Family split along age and political lines, poll finds

Written by on 09/03/2021

The UK public is split along age and political lines over who they back in the rift between the Sussexes and the Royal Family, a poll has found.

Members of the public were asked by YouGov who they sympathised with more following the revelations that emerged in Harry and Meghan’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.

On the whole 36% of people said they sympathised more with the Queen and the Royal Family, while 22% said they sympathised more with Harry and Meghan.

However, when the respondents are broken down into ages it shows 48% of 18 to 24-year-olds sympathised more with the Sussexes, while only 9% of over-65s sided with the couple.

The survey found 55% of over-65s sided with the Royal Family compared to 15% of 18 to 24-year-olds.

The results also found how opinion was split depending on political allegiances.

While 64% of Conservative voters said they sympathised with the Queen, just 8% sympathised with Harry and Meghan.

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In comparison,15% of Labour voters sympathised with the Royal Family compared to 38% who sympathised with Harry and Meghan.

YouGov spoke to 4,656 people for the survey.

 Sky News

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