Michela Morizzo from Techne UK provides the latest poll results
According to YouGov’s findings, the couple’s popularity was at its highest in the year they tied the knot in Windsor, and has slumped significantly after parting ways with the royal family. The Duchess of Sussex, 40, has also been less popular than her husband in YouGov results.
But now, a weighted sample of 1,816 people, conducted by pollster Techne for Express.co.uk, shows the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s popularity lags behind the royals who will soon be reunited in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee .
In the poll, only 33% of respondents had a positive view of Prince Harry, while 56% had a negative view of the Duke of Sussex.
Eleven percent of respondents had no idea how they felt about Prince Harry, while 13 percent said the same about his wife Meghan.
However, more than seven in 10 respondents have a negative view of the Duchess of Sussex, compared to 16% who have a positive view of Meghan.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have the lowest popularity among the royals
Seven in 10 respondents have a negative view of the Duchess of Sussex
Respondents, however, had a much better view of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, with 78% of respondents having a favorable view of the second-placed Prince William.
Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, 40, was close behind at 74 per cent, with just 14 per cent having a negative view of the mother of three.
Leading all other senior royals in British public opinion is the 96-year-old Queen, who is viewed positively by 85% of British adults surveyed.
Her Majesty’s popularity peaked among those over 64, at 89%, and was weakest among those aged 18 to 34, although 83% of respondents in this age group remained have a positive attitude towards her.
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They won’t be among the senior royals on the balcony of Buckingham Palace
Duke and Duchess ‘excited and honoured’ to bring three-year-old Archie and Lily Bette
This comes before the Duke and Duchess of Sussex return to British turf after stepping down from royal duties in March 2020.
The couple moved to Meghan’s home state of California, where they raised their two children.
The Duke and Duchess are “very excited and honoured” to bring three-year-old Archie and Lilibet, who will turn one on June 4, to London’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
However, they will not be among the senior royals on the balcony of Buckingham Palace at the June 2 military parade.
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Duke of York, 62, won’t be on balcony at parade
The parade marks the Queen’s official birthday.
A spokesman said: “After careful consideration, the Queen has decided that the traditional military parade on Thursday 2 June this year will be limited to Her Majesty and members of the Royal Family currently performing official duties on her behalf.”
However, it was revealed earlier this week that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex could join the royal family for a Thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday 3 June.
Reports also suggest that the Queen’s son, Prince Andrew, will be part of the royal congregation attending the ceremony.
The Duke of York, 62, will not be on the parade balcony after being stripped of his patronage, military ties and HRH title by the Queen.
He is expected to attend a Thanksgiving service in St Paul and return to the public eye in March this year at an event honoring the late Prince Philip.
The Duke escorted his mother to her seat at Westminster Abbey, although he largely avoided it after a civil case against him by Virginia Roberts Giuffre was settled attracted public attention.
In a poll conducted by Express.co.uk, Prince Andrew was the lowest-scoring member of the royal family for consideration put forward by the British public.
Only 3% of respondents have a positive view of the prince, while 91% have a negative view of the Duke of York.