Prince William has continued to surpass his father, King Charles III, in a popularity poll as Britain’s most “favourable” member of the Royal Family.
Conducted by The Mail, the poll asked 1,095 members of the British public to rank adult members of the Royal family from most to least “favourable”.
The poll saw the Prince of Wales hold the highest ranking at 69 per cent favourability, and his wife Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales, followed in a close second at 67 per cent.
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69 per cent said they found Prince William ‘favourable’, with the Princess of Wales coming next on 67 per cent.
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The hard-working Royal, Princess Anne, came in third at 64 per cent, whilst King Charles’ ranking was 11 points higher than the last poll in March, His Majesty took out fourth place holding a 54 per cent favourability score.
The King’s disgraced brother, Prince Andrew, came in as the most “unforavourable” Royal with a score of 13 per cent favourability.
Both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were also ranked as “unfavourable”, holding a score of 44 per cent favourability for Harry and 32 per cent for Meghan.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have continued a steady fall from grace since distancing themselves from the Royal Family, and with the upcoming release of Harry’s tell-all memoir, their ranking is expected to fall further.
“The Duke of Sussex has promised his memoir titled Spare, would be a “firsthand account” of his life that’s “accurate and wholly truthful”.
Spare takes “readers immediately back to one of the most searing images of the twentieth century: two young boys, two princes, walking behind their mother’s coffin as the world watched in sorrow—and horror”, publisher Penguin Random House announced in a statement.
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The 416-page book – with its title referencing Prince Harry being the royal “spare” and unlikely to ascend to the throne – will cover all aspects of the Duke’s life, from growing up in the public eye, to his military service, to marrying Meghan Markle and becoming a father to Archie and Lilibet.
“I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man, I have become,” Prince Harry said.
“I’ve worn many hats over the years, both literally and figuratively, and my hope is that in telling my story — the highs and lows, the mistakes, the lessons learned — I can help show that no matter where we come from, we have more in common than we think.”