And we couldn’t have predicted the results…
The royal family are a hit with the public, for the simple reason that they are increasingly relatable.
Gone are the days where we would only see a royal waving from Buckingham Palace balcony. Now they are accessible, all over social media, from Princess Eugenie dominating Instagram with her behind the scenes royal snaps to the Queen and Prince Philip’s Twitter account.
But who is the most popular royal family member?
Luckily for, well, everyone, the results are in and the most popular royal family members of 2018 have officially been revealed. But we didn’t expect the results!
It’s hardly surprising that the people’s prince, 34-year-old harry, now Duke of Sussex came in first place – and by quite a long way, with the royal potentially being the most popular royal family member of all time.
Following closely behind was Queen Elizabeth, then Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.
Then it got surprising with Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge bagging the fourth spot, ahead of her grandfather-in-law Prince Philip, leaving Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex to come in sixth place.
While there was surprise at Meghan’s low ranking considering her influence and popularity (hello Meghan Markle effect), she has only been a royal for a few months so there’s definitely space to grow.
Next? Prince George and Princess Charlotte of course.
Then came Prince Charles, Princess Anne and Zara Phillips, followed by Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex. With Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and Prince Andrew coming last.
Well that’s that.