Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s popularity has significantly dropped after they step down from their royal duties. It is evident in the Walkers Shortbread with their photo that has been flogged.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were among the most popular royals when they were still in the palace. But many are convinced that their popularity has since dropped after they moved to the United States.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s shortbread flogged
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s photo is featured in the Special Edition Walkers Shortbread treats. Initially, the posh biscuits were available for £16 a tin at London’s Harrods and Selfridges.
However, it didn’t sell, so the treats have been downgraded from the shelves of Harrods to bargain store TJ Maxx. Also, from £16 at the London luxury store, the biscuits can now be purchased for only £3.99. One shopper thinks that the public’s perception had something to do with why not many are interested in buying the biscuits, The Sun reported.
“The public’s changing opinion can never be more sharply highlighted than Harry and Meghan’s Harrods’ shortbread being flogged in TK Maxx,” the shopper said. “What a travesty.”
The 250g tins will be out of date in February. So, those who are interested in purchasing it shouldn’t wait for too long.
Tins of teabags marking the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s royal wedding in 2018 is also available at half-price £4.
Sussexes are not selling
This isn’t the first time that items with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle aren’t selling. Ingrid Seward, the editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine, also said that magazines featuring the royal couple on the cover no longer sell.
Seward said she wanted to feature Prince Harry and Markle on the cover of Majesty but stopped doing it “a while ago.” According to her, Hello! magazine also informed her that they noticed the same.
“It just wasn’t selling, the magazine wasn’t selling when they were on the cover,” the royal author said on Royally Obsessed podcast. “I would like to have them on the cover, but it just doesn’t seem to work. I find that weird and interesting.”
Why did Sussexes’ popularity drop?
A YouGov poll also suggested that Prince Harry and Markle’s positive impression among the U.K. adults has significantly dropped. Seward believed that their decision to step down from their royal duties had something to do with it.
“I think it’s because the British people feel that Harry’s deserted us, and Meghan is probably the reason he’s done so. Rather than saying wasn’t he clever, wasn’t he great, he got out,” Seward explained.
“The perception is that he was pretty lucky to be where he was in the first place. There aren’t too many royal princes around so why did he have to give it all up? Yet he still seems to be living off his name, that’s the reason that all these things have come to them. 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, though I think it’s very different in the U.S.”
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