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Meghan Markle tops poll of celebrities people are tired of - with husband Prince Harry in second place

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were named the most annoying celebrities of 2022 – just weeks after the release of their multimillion-dollar Netflix special that criticized the royal family.

The couple – whose high-profile split from the royal family dominated headlines in 2020 – each landed a spot in the newly released Ranker ‘Celebrities You’re Tired Of In 2022’, with the Duchess of Sussex leading the list of figures readers got tired of.

The dubious distinctions for the pair are markedly more pronounced than where they ranked earlier in the year, when Markle was scheduled at No. 20 while her husband, faring slightly better, was ranked No. 20. 23.

Names to complete this year’s top ten included Oprah Winfrey – whose couple’s interview last year saw Markle claim the royals were “concerned” about their children’s skin color – as were Amber Heard, James Corden, Kim Kardashian and a host of other polarizing personalities.

That said, in a roster that, unlike the Sussexes, also included stars who saw their reputations called into question this year – like Kanye West and Ellen DeGeneres – the Sussex squad was still presented the most prominent.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were named the most annoying celebrities - just weeks after the release of their multimillion-dollar Netflix special criticizing the royal family

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were named the most annoying celebrities – just weeks after the release of their multimillion-dollar Netflix special criticizing the royal family

As of Saturday morning, Ranker’s article indicated that Meghan, a 41-year-old actress who starred in the American series Suits, received a total of 24,201 votes out of more than 416,000 votes cast. Voting, which is tabulated in real time, ended on Saturday.

Harry, on the other hand, received almost 21,492 votes – both representing more than five per cent of the nearly half a million votes received.

The results – which come from around the world – indicate that the public is fed up with the royal couple, who since moving to the US have managed to stay in the spotlight through a seemingly endless stream of TV commercials.

During an explosive conversation with Winfrey in March of last year, Meghan claimed that her sister-in-law Kate Middleton left her in tears after a confrontation over bridesmaids dresses before the actress’s wedding.

Meghan and Harry’s allegations were commented on by a series of journalists and aristocrats who appeared in productions such as Meghan at 40: The rise to power and the most recent Harry & Meghan, released on December 15 after two years in which the couple dominated the national headlines.

Speaking with Winfrey, Markle stated that she was ‘silenced’ by the Firm when she voiced her concerns, which spurred her and Harry to finally take the step to leave the Palace.

Julie Montagu, who was born in Illinois but moved to the UK 16 years ago when she married the son of the 11th Earl of Sandwich, said Meghan’s struggle with her in-laws stemmed from an inability to “let go” of her dreams. of success as a celebrity figure.

Markle struggled to 'turn off' the American Dream' and understand that her 'duty was to the Queen', an aristocrat claimed in one of several recent productions about the Duchess and her husband Harry.  Meghan and the Queen are pictured in 2018 at Buckingham Palace

Markle struggled to ‘turn off’ the American Dream’ and understand that her ‘duty was to the Queen’, an aristocrat claimed in one of several recent productions about the Duchess and her husband Harry. Meghan and the Queen are pictured in 2018 at Buckingham Palace

“You can’t really be what you want, do what you want, or say what you want,” explained Viscountess Hinchingbrooke.

“Your duty is to the Queen and that is very difficult for someone like Meghan.

‘To turn off that American dream and accept ‘now you have to do what we say’ is difficult.’

As for the rest of the list, it seemed the hundreds of thousands of Ranker voters, in addition to their weariness with the not-so-camera-shy couple, would also like to hear less from those who give them a platform.

That includes Winfrey, whose daytime show has been off the air for over a decade.

Names to round out this year's top ten included Oprah Winfrey - whose interview with the couple last year saw Markle claim the royals were 'concerned' about the color of their children's skin

Names to round out this year’s top ten included Oprah Winfrey – whose interview with the couple last year saw Markle claim the royals were ‘concerned’ about the color of their children’s skin

In the couple's 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey, they said someone in the royal family made a comment about their son Archie's skin tone.

In the couple’s 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey, they said someone in the royal family made a comment about their son Archie’s skin tone.

However, her blockbuster royal interview was apparently enough to catapult the 68-year-old to near the top of the heat in third place in the poll, while late-night talk show host James Corden, who has also interviewed the couple several times, times last year on its evening show, it won fifth place.

The comedian, who also hails from Britain and lives near Harry and Meghan’s Montecito mansion, has also faced criticism this year for allegedly manipulating material from other comics such as Ricky Gervais.

Also gracing the top ten was Ellen DeGeneres, another Montecito neighbor, who placed sixth. DeGeneres, who said goodbye to his former role on the daytime schedule in May, interviewed the couple last November, a few months before their final taping.

The 64-year-old host has also come under fire in recent years for allegedly allowing a ‘toxic’ work culture to take root behind the scenes of her hit show, with DeGeneres herself accused of treating the staff particularly poorly.

Number 5 James Corden, who also hails from Britain and lives near Harry and Meghan's sprawling Montecito mansion, has also faced criticism this year for allegedly manipulating material from other comics.

Number 5 James Corden, who also hails from Britain and lives near Harry and Meghan’s sprawling Montecito mansion, has also faced criticism this year for allegedly manipulating material from other comics.

Friends: Harry previously appeared as a guest on The Late Late Show shortly after he moved to LA with Meghan

Friends: Harry previously appeared as a guest on The Late Late Show shortly after he moved to LA with Meghan

The Aquaman star Heard star’s largely unsuccessful smear battle against ex Johnny Depp saw her steal fourth place, while figures like Chrissy Teigen – who came in eighth – and West and ex-wife Kardashian also made it into the top ten.

Kardashian, long loyal to these lists, was joined by West after he was largely canceled this year for derogatory rants about Jews, while Heard became the target of ire following the libel trial involving her ex-husband, which affected Your marriage. .

Interestingly, the last person to make the top ten was Hilaria Baldwin, the wife of A-lister Alec Baldwin, who was in the news after he fatally shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of his western film, ‘Rust,’ in end of 2021 .

Amber Heard's failed defamation lawsuit against Johnny Depp saw her steal fourth place, while figures including Chrissy Teigen, Kanye West and ex-wife Him Kardashian also made the top ten.

Amber Heard’s failed defamation lawsuit against Johnny Depp saw her steal fourth place, while figures including Chrissy Teigen, Kanye West and ex-wife Him Kardashian also made the top ten.

Baldwin, 64, has spent the past year proclaiming his innocence in the accidental incident. It’s not clear why your The Instagram influencer’s wife – who isn’t as famous as the others listed – made the top ten, save for her marriage to the star.

That list, now closed, was released in early 2022 and has been accepting votes for the past two months.

Other names to do so include Lady Gaga, Will Smith and Dawyne Johnson, and music moguls like Jay-Z, Beyonce and Billie Eilish.

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