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Prince William ranks as Britain’s most favourite royal, while King falls behind

Prince William has been ranked Britain’s most favourite royal in a new survey that reflects on how the monarchy has changed a year after Queen Elizabeth II’s death.

The YouGov poll shows that 74 percent or Britons view the heir to the throne positively, compared to 20 percent who view him negatively.

He is shortly followed by Princess Anne with a 73 percent positivity score and the Princess of Wales on 72 percent. Their negative ratings were 14 and 14 percent respectively.

King Charles ranks in fourth with 60 percent of those surveyed viewing him positively and 32 percent seeing him negatively.

Prince Edward comes in fifth, as 54 percent view him positively and just 24 percent view him negatively.

Next is Queen Camilla, who has a mixed result as 47 percent view her positively – but 42 percent disagree and have a negative opinion of her.

The tables turn for the three remaining royals, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Prince Andrew, as all three have a higher negative rating than positive.

Prince Andrew is the least popular, with a whopping 88 percent viewing him negatively and just six percent viewing him positively.

Meghan Markle comes next, with 68 percent viewing her negatively and 24 percent saying they have a positive opinion of her.

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Meanwhile her husband Prince Harry has a positive rating of 31 percent and a negative rating of 63 percent.

The pollsters also found that three in five (61 percent) of Britons say the UK should continue to have a monarchy and a majority (58 percent) think the monarchy is good for the country.

They also found that most Britons think King Charles is doing a good job as King (59 percent) compared to only 17 percent who say he is doing a bad job.

YouGov surveyed 2,020 GB adults between 26-28 August 2023.

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