Prince William and Kate Middleton remain the most popular royals even after Harry claims
Prince Harry’s “Spare” memoir rarely harmed the reputation of the entire royal family, but it also caused a significant decline in his and Meghan Markle’s popularity in the UK and the US.
After Spare’s exit, Prince William’s ratings dropped by eight percentage points, while Harry’s fell by seven points, according to Ipsos Mori.
Kate Middleton dropped seven points and Meghan Markle dropped five points, according to reports. However, Harry’s allegations had little impact on the reputation of the royal family as a whole, with 53% saying they favored the royal family and 51% favored King Charles III.
On the other hand, the Prince and Princess of Wales remain the most popular royals, with ratings of 61% and 60% respectively. While nearly 70% think Kate’s husband William will be a good king.
Meghan’s husband took aim at Kate’s wife in his book, describing decades of simmering resentment and rivalry.
Harry’s favorable position now stands at 23%, up from almost 70% in 2018. His unfavorable position is 53%, up from around 10% in 2018.
In the US, now home to Harry and Meghan, Kate is the most popular royal at 47%, with the Duke at 4%, William at 40% and Meghan at 35%.
According to the Telegraph, Kelly Beaver, CEO of Ipsos UK and Ireland, said: “Prince Harry and his brother Prince William appear to have suffered in British public opinion following the publication of the Duke of Sussex’s memoir. and the claims they contain – and there is evidence that other members of the royal family are also feeling the fallout.These data also underline again the need for the monarchy to show that it can speak and be relevant. for younger generations.
“Britons are still far more positive than negative towards the King, the Prince and Princess of Wales and the Princess Royal, and towards the royal family as a whole, and opinions towards the institution as a whole have so far little changed.”
Ipsos surveyed 1,000 adults aged 18 to 75 in the UK on January 10 and 11. The US results come from an Ipsos poll of 916 adults conducted between January 11 and 12.