A number of royal watchers have started to reveal that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who had once been considered two of the biggest superstars in the royal family, are suffering from a decline in popularity that has translated to poor magazine sales.
Ingrid Seward, the editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, explained in a recent Royally Obsessed podcast that she had even stopped featuring the duke and duchess on the cover of her publication because they did not often entice buyers, per The Daily Mail.
“We stopped having Harry and Meghan on the cover a while ago,” she said. “It just wasn’t selling, the magazine wasn’t selling when they were on the cover.”
“I would like to have them on the cover but it just doesn’t seem to work. I find that weird and interesting.”
The royal reporter said that she was not the only publisher that had noticed a massive drop in the Sussexes’ popularity.
“HELLO! magazine actually told me the same thing. Obviously there are some beautiful pictures of them,” she added.
Seward suggested that their inability to sell magazines was likely correlated with their poor approval ratings from the British public, which was highlighted in a recent survey on the royals. According to the YouGov poll, Prince Harry had just a 1 percent approval rating, while the former Suits actress suffered from an abysmal score of negative 26.
Seward also claimed that she believed the duo were facing a backlash because they complained about their positions and left the U.K., despite the fact that many citizens in the country felt as if the couple had been given enormous privileges.
“The perception is that he was pretty lucky to be where he was in the first place……He wants to take advantage of all that but not put in the hard work on the other side. I think that is the perception,” she said.
That said, the podcast’s co-host, Roberta Fiorito, claimed that she believed that the duke and duchess were becoming even more popular in the U.S., especially after moving to Santa Barbara, California. Since then, Harry and Meghan have landed a lucrative Netflix deal in addition to appearing in numerous videos from Time magazine.
Despite the fact that the couple may not be selling newspapers and magazines, stories about the rift between the duo and the monarchy have nevertheless still managed to grab headlines across the globe. For example, The Inquisitr recently wrote that the prince was reportedly “furious” after he felt like he and his wife were pushed aside during final engagement as working royals.