Have your say: Who is your favourite member of the Royal Family?

Rebecca Taylor
·Royal Correspondent
·2 min read
LONDON, June 8, 2019 -- Britain's Queen Elizabeth II C and her family members are seen on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour ceremony to mark her 93rd birthday in London, Britain, on June 8, 2019. Queen Elizabeth celebrated her official 93rd birthday in London Saturday, with a family gathering on the balcony at Buckingham Palace. (Xinhua/Ray Tang) (Xinhua/Ray Tang via Getty Images)
Prince Harry, Meghan and Prince Andrew have seen their popularity drop. (Xinhua/Ray Tang)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s popularity has plummeted in Britain, according to a new poll.

YouGov’s latest favourability tracker shows Prince Harry, 36, now has a net score of 1, as he gets a positive response from 48% of people, and a negative response from 47% of people.

But his wife Meghan, 39, is down by 18 points to a negative net favourability. She evokes a positive response from 33% of people, and a negative response from 59%, giving her the second lowest score of -26 of all members of the Royal Family.

However, while their overall popularity has dropped, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are popular with people aged 18 to 24, where they get net scores of 28 and 20 respectively.

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Of those royals who are still in the UK, the Queen, 94, remains the most popular. More than 80% (83%) of people view her positively, and just 12% view her negatively, giving her a net score of 71 points.

And despite not being in the public eye, her husband Prince Philip, 99, has seen a slight bump in his score, going up by 3 points to 28.

Prince William, 38, has seen a slight drop in his overall popularity, with 15% of people having a negative view of him. As 80% have a positive view, it gives him a net points score of 65, which is down from 69 in March’s survey.

Kate, 38, has seen hers rise slightly, with 76% of people saying they see her positively, and 14% having a negative opinion, resulting in a net score of 62. This is up from 57 in the March poll.

SALISBURY, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 15: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II stands after signing a visitor's book during her visit to the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) at Porton Down science park on October 15, 2020 near Salisbury, England. The Queen and the Duke of Cambridge visited the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) where they were to view displays of weaponry and tactics used in counter intelligence, a demonstration of a Forensic Explosives Investigation and meet staff who were involved in the Salisbury Novichok incident. Her Majesty and His Royal Highness also formally opened the new Energetics Analysis Centre. (Photo by Ben Stansall - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
The Queen, here in October, remains the most popular member of the Royal Family. (Ben Stansall - WPA Pool)

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Prince Charles, 71, and his wife Camilla, 72, have both seen a drop in their popularity scores. Charles evoked a positive response in 59% of the respondents and a negative response in 35%, for a net points score of 24.

That’s a drop of seven points since the last polling.

Camilla has the same net score as Harry, of one, having polled 44% positive feedback and 43% negative.

Despite a year of negative headlines since the BBC Newsnight interview, Prince Andrew, 60, is viewed favourably by 7% of the population. But 80% had a negative view of him, giving him the lowest score.

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