Most Canadians are positive with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle establishing dwelling within the Nice White North — so long as they don’t have to pay for it, a brand new ballot exhibits.
Precisely half of these polled by the non-profit Angus Reid Institute mentioned they didn’t care both manner if the Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved there for good, with a beneficiant 39 p.c seeming eager.
However solely 5 p.c believed taxpayers ought to assist pay for regardless of the household wanted — with nearly three-quarters (73 p.c) adamant that the Sussexes ought to pay for all the things themselves.
The responses diversified throughout the nation, with the household suggested to steer clear of Quebec. It was the least welcoming space, with17 p.c “upset” if the Sussexes made Canada their dwelling.
Both manner, Canadians have been taking observe — with 70 p.c polled saying they had been following the scandal carefully. Extra aged residents confirmed curiosity, with 88 p.c of over 55s seeming captivated.
Regardless of the scandal, Harry stays Canada’s favourite royal — with 69 p.c viewing him favorably, only one p.c higher than his reportedly feuding older brother, William. The Duke of Cambridge beats his brother with the aged, nevertheless.
The institute mentioned the outcomes present that “Canadians could also be at a crossroads over the nation’s future with the crown as head of state.”
Two thirds (66 p.c) of the 1,154 polled say the Home of Windsor is no less than dropping its relevance, with solely four p.c discovering it extra related than ever.
Nonetheless, 61 p.c nonetheless assist the Queen as head of state, solely a fraction lower than the final ballot in 2016. That mentioned, shut to half (45 p.c) don’t assist Canada remaining “a constitutional monarchy for generations to come,” the figures present.
“That represents a rise on this viewpoint from an analogous examine 4 years in the past,” the institute mentioned, noting that it comes after the Queen famous the “bumpy” time for her household even earlier than Brexit.
The institute likened the latest interval of royal historical past to “scandals and public battle worthy of a TV drama quite than actual life.”
The outcomes come after Canada’s largest newspaper, The Globe and Mail, revealed a scathing editorial arguing that the Sussexes usually are not welcome to live there.