Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s popularity in the US has suffered a significant blow following a recent episode of the satirical animated show “South Park.”

The episode humorously portrayed the couple’s attempt to seek privacy after moving to the US, and as a result, their approval ratings have fallen below those of Prince Andrew, according to a recent survey conducted by market research firm Redfield & Wilton for Newsweek.

The poll shows that Harry’s overall approval rating in the US has fallen by three points to -10 since the “South Park” episode aired, while Meghan’s rating is now at -17.

This is a stark contrast to their popularity in December 2021, when Harry’s rating was up by 48 points and Meghan’s by 40.

It’s clear that public opinion can be fickle and influenced by a variety of factors, including media portrayals and pop culture references.

However, it’s important to remember that the personal lives of public figures should be respected, and their actions and decisions should not be solely judged on their popularity or likability.

The recent poll conducted by market research firm Redfield & Wilton for Newsweek found that Prince Andrew, despite his own scandals, is still more popular than Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in the US. Andrew’s approval rating is at -2, with 26% of respondents saying they like him and 28% disliking him.

The rest of the respondents were either indifferent or didn’t know. This suggests that a majority of Americans currently hold a more favorable view of Andrew than they do of Harry and Meghan.

In 2021, the Sussexes made a bold move by stepping down from their senior roles in the British monarchy, permanently relocating to the United States, and embarking on high-profile ventures like a Netflix documentary and Harry’s upcoming memoir titled “Spare.”

Meanwhile, Prince Andrew’s reputation took a hit when his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, stripped him of his royal and military honors, and he was also barred from using his HRH title due to his ties to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. These events contributed to a decline in Andrew’s popularity.

In the wake of the sexual assault allegations against him, Prince Andrew was stripped of his royal and military honors by his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. While he still retains his status as a Royal Knight of the Garter and a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order, he was no longer allowed to use his HRH (“His Royal Highness”) title.

The allegations were made by Virginia Giuffre, who claimed that she was forced to have sexual relations with Andrew three times in 2001 when she was only 17. Andrew’s lawyers deny the allegations, and he settled the case out of court for an undisclosed sum last February.

He’s since been kicked out of Buckingham Palace by his brother, King Charles, and faces another potential eviction notice from the Royal Lodge on the grounds of Windsor Castle.

It’s reported that Andrew is exploring a potential move to the US after “keeping an eye” on how Harry and Meghan are getting on.

The source claimed that the disgraced 62-year-old is “very interested” in “business and charity” — but unlike his nephew, he will not be exploring Netflix-style projects as he looks to “forge a new career.”