Britain's favourite royal revealed in new poll as Prince William booted from top spot

Britain's favourite royal revealed in new poll as Prince William booted from top spot

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Oliver Trapnell

By Oliver Trapnell

Published: 04/05/2024

- 10:29

The poll also revealed that Harry was seen by less than 10 per cent of respondents as ‘strongly favourable’

Prince William has been dethroned as Britain’s favourite royal, according to the latest polling.

According to the latest Savanta polling on the UK’s favourite royals, the Prince of Wales was pipped to the post by another working member of the Royal Family.

Raking in a favourability rating of 61 per cent, the 41-year-old heir to the British throne was beaten by the number one favourite by just one per cent.

The poll found Kate, 42, who is currently undergoing treatment for an unspecified form of cancer was the nation’s favourite with a favourability rating of 62 per cent.

Prince WilliamPrince William has been dethroned as the UK's most popular royalGetty

Breaking down the results further, the Princess of Wales was seen in a “strongly favourable light” by 36 per cent of the respondents.

William came just shy of Kate’s rating, attracting a “strongly favourable” view of 34 per cent.

Additionally, the polling published by the Independent found Prince Andrew, 64, was voted the UK’s least favourite royal.

Just 14 per cent of UK respondents saw him in a favourable light following the Netflix film Scoop, which recounted his infamous BBC Newsnight interview in which he was questioned regarding his connection to convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

Kate MiddletonKate began a course of preventative chemotherapy in MarchGetty

A further five per cent saw the Duke of York as “strongly favourable”.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were also featured in the poll with the now-America-based couple scoring poorly among British respondents.

Harry had a favourability rating of just 29 per cent, with his wife Meghan trailing just behind on 25 per cent.

Just nine per cent placed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in the “strongly favourable” category.

Harry and MeghanHarry and Meghan moved to the US in January 2020PA

Chris Hopkins Political Research Director at Savanta said: “Despite a clearly turbulent year for the Royal Family, they remain as popular as ever with the public.

“The Princess of Wales in particular enjoys a level of support that any politician would be jealous of.”

“The King returns to royal duties this week knowing his standing with the public continues to remain high.”

Kate - whose absence sparked wide-spread speculation earlier this year - has spent time at home with her family after sharing a video last month revealing her cancer diagnosis.

There has been no further information as to when the Princess of Wales will return to public duties.

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