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 have officially been revealed.
A recent YouGov poll found that the most popular royal is no longer the people's prince, Harry. Surprised?
Researchers conducted 9,000 interviews between June 2018 and June 2019 to find the nation's favourite royal, and it turns out that the Duke of Sussex has been pipped to the post by her majesty, the Queen.
The data shows that she nailed a 72% positive opinion in the poll, with Prince Harry just missing the top spot with 71%.
Prince William and Kate Middleton also fared well, as did Prince Philip, with Meghan Markle, Prince Charles and Princess Anne following closely behind.
The full list of positive opinion percentages is as follows:
- Queen Elizabeth II - 79%
- Prince Harry - 78%
- Prince William - 69%
- Kate Middleton - 64%
- Prince Philip - 54%
- Meghan Markle - 49%
- Prince Charles - 48%
- Princess Anne - 46%
- Zara Phillips - 42%
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 short amount of time in comparison so there’s definitely space to grow.
Sophie, Camilla, Prince Edward, Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice and Prince Andrew received less than 29%.
Well done, Queenie.
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