Harry, Meghan's approval rating plummets in the US

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s approval rating in the US took a drastic tumble following a “South Park” episode that mercilessly mocked the couple.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to move across the pond in a desperate bid for privacy was highlighted in the show’s latest episode, titled “The Worldwide Privacy Tour.”

The new poll, conducted by market research firm Redfield & Wilton, said that Harry’s overall US approval rating took a hit by three points to -10 since the “South Park” episode aired.

His wife’s rating now sits at -17.

The new figures show a drastic shift in popularity, as in December 2021, Harry’s rating was up 48 points and Markle’s was up 40 compared to now, the poll shows.

It also means that the majority of Americans prefer Harry’s scandal-scarred uncle, Prince Andrew, to the Sussexes.

Andrew’s approval rating sits at -2 as the poll found that 26% said they liked the Duke of York, while 28% said they disliked him with the remaining votes listed as indifferent or “don’t know.”

The Sussexes sensationally stepped down as senior members of the royal family in 2021 — a decision that was followed by a permanent move to the US, and several high-publicity projects such as a Netflix doc, and Harry’s memoir, “Spare.”

For his part, Andrew’s popularity took a tumble around the time his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, famously stripped him of his royal and military honors.

Andrew, who was barred from using his HRH (“His Royal Highness”) moniker following his association with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, also lost his patronages last year.

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