Prince Harry tops poll as most popular Royal

The Duke of Sussex is marginally more popular with the public than the Queen and his brother the Duke of Cambridge
The Duke of Sussex is marginally more popular with the public than the Queen and his brother the Duke of Cambridge

The Duke of Sussex is the most popular Royal with the British public, according to a new poll.

Some 77% of people have a positive opinion of Harry, who is expecting his first child with his wife the Duchess of Sussex.

The duke, who is sixth in line to the throne, is followed by the Queen who is in second place with 74%, and the Duke of Cambridge, who is third with 73%.

Harry is described by his fans as admirable, likeable, humorous, fun-loving and genuine, the YouGov survey said.

Future king the Prince of Wales, who celebrates his 70th birthday this week, is in seventh position in the ranking of Royals.

Almost half of the nation – 48% – have a positive opinion of the heir to the throne.

Charles is behind his daughters-in-law and his father.

The Duchess of Cambridge is fourth with 64%, the retired Duke of Edinburgh is fifth with 56% and US actress-turned-newbie Royal Meghan is in sixth place with 55%.

The Duchess of Cornwall is in 10th place with 29% of people having a positive opinion of Camilla, ahead of the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and also the Duke of York, who was 15th with 22%.

Only 7% of those quizzed had a negative opinion of Harry and 13% had a neutral one, while 20% had a negative view of Charles and 30% had a neutral opinion.

But 36% had a negative opinion of Camilla – and she shared joint first place in this ranking with the Duke of York.

William is even more famous than his grandmother – the nation’s longest reigning monarch – with 99% of those quizzed having heard of William, compared to 98% for the Queen.

• Around 3,700 interviews were carried out between May 15 and October 31 2018.