Meghan Markle's image ‘plummeting in the US’ with royal fans ‘bewildered’ as to why she still holds duchess title

Royal expert Nile Gardiner believes 'there is no good reason she still holds a royal title'

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Meghan Markle’s image is “plummeting” in the US as royal fans are left “bewildered” as to why she has so far kept her Duchess of Sussex title, a royal expert claims.

Meghan and her husband Prince Harry stepped down as senior royals in 2020, before moving to the US.

Since then the pair have sat down for a wide-ranging interview with Oprah Winfrey, where they made allegations of racism against an unnamed member of the Royal Family.

Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle
The pair attended the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations earlier this year
The pair attended the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations earlier this year

Earlier this year, Meghan also had her show, Pearl, cancelled by the streaming giant Netflix as it makes a series of cutbacks after seeing a drop in subscribers.

The pair did travel to the UK for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations but were booed on arrival at the Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral.

And royal expert Nile Gardiner believes Meghan’s popularity has already “declined significantly” this year.

Mr Gardiner said: "The popularity of Meghan and Harry in the US has declined significantly over the course of the year, and that will continue to decline.

"The image of Meghan is plummeting in the US as it is in the UK.

"The Queen is hugely admired in the US, as is Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge.”

He added: "Many Americans are bewildered as to why she is still the Duchess of Sussex when she speaks out so much against the monarchy.

“There is no good reason she still holds a royal title," he told the Express.