Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Receive First Major Blow Following Kate Middleton’s Return

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have faced a significant blow to their popularity following the return of Kate Middleton to the public eye, according to recent royal family power rankings.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who have been based in California since stepping back as senior working royals in 2020, have seen their individual popularity rankings decline amidst ongoing scrutiny of their influence.

In contrast, Prince William and Kate Middleton’s appeal appears to be on the rise.

Despite undergoing chemotherapy following a cancer diagnosis, Catherine has surpassed William with a 71 percent popularity rating, slightly lower than his 95 percent ‘fame’ score.

The couple’s consistent public presence and active engagement in royal duties have bolstered their standing.

According to The Daily Beast’s Royal Power List, which tracks royal popularity and influence, William maintains a strong 67 percent popularity score, while Catherine’s resilience and public appearances have contributed to her increasing appeal.

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Meanwhile, Harry’s popularity stands at 34 percent, with Meghan trailing at 26 percent, reflecting a decline in their standings since their move to the US.

The couple, known for their progressive approach and public advocacy, continues to attract attention but faces challenges in maintaining their previous levels of popularity within the royal family context.

Despite trailing in popularity metrics compared to the Prince and Princess of Wales, Harry and Meghan are noted for their “outrageous” and “interesting” personas, which continue to command attention.

As the dynamics within the royal family evolve, Kate Middleton’s return to public life amid health challenges has highlighted her resilience and enduring appeal, contrasting with the shifting fortunes of other senior royals.