Meghan Markle Should Have a Job After She Gets Married to Prince Harry, Brits Say in New Poll

Meghan Markle and her fiance Prince Harry meet with a representative of a charity working around HIV/AIDS at the Terrence Higgins Trust World AIDS Day charity fair. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement on Monday November 27, 2017, and upon their marriage Meghan Merkle said she will step away from work. Photo by Adrian Dennis - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Actress Meghan Markle said she plans to give up acting to focus on her royal duties now that she's engaged to Prince Harry, but most Brits want her to continue working.

Around half of Brits want her to continue to have a "normal" job—that's almost twice as many people who think she should dedicate herself to royal duties, a poll from YouGov shows.

Of course, this differs across ages. Millennial Brits, aged 18-24, are mostly in favor of Markle continuing to act—65 percent are in favor, while just 11 percent think she should only perform royal duties. In comparison, the poll shows that the majority of the oldest Brits questioned think she should devote all of her time to royal engagement, with just 36 percent saying she should keep a separate job.

But for Markle, it doesn't appear that her decision was based off of public approval. Even before she met Harry, E! News reported that she was considering leaving Suits, the USA channel show she starred in for seven years. Now, she has confirmed that the latest season of Suits will be her last, and that she plans to give up acting to be a full-time royal.

Prince Harry and Ms. Markle will undertake their first official engagements together in Nottingham this Friday.

— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) November 28, 2017

"I don't see it as giving anything up. I just see it as a change," she told the BBC in the engagement interview with Prince Harry earlier this week. "It's a new chapter, right? And also, keep in mind, I've been working on [Suits] for seven years. We were very, very fortunate to have that sort of longevity on a series…I've ticked this box, and I feel very proud of the work I've done there, and now it's time to work with [Harry] as a team."

She'll likely continue to work on her advocacy, from advocating for political participation and leadership for the women's agency of the United Nations, to volunteering in a soup kitchen for over a decade and being named a global ambassador for World Vision.

Just a few days after the royal couple announced their engagement, Markle has already started pursuing advocacy in her new position. On Friday, the couple made their first public appearance together for a Terrence Higgins Trust World AIDS Day charity fair, where they met representatives from charities and people living with HIV and AIDS. Later in the day, the couple met with staff from the Full Effect program, which supports young people from becoming involved in crime and violence.