The most popular member of Britain’s royal family in the 1980s was undoubtedly Princess Diana. Following her divorce from Prince Charles in 1996, and her tragic death in 1997 it is hard to say who in the royal family was most popular. Perhaps it was the much-loved Queen Mum, up until death at the age of 101 in March 2002. As we watched Prince William and Prince Harry grow up without their mother, there is little doubt the brothers were closely watched and loved. It would take years, however, for their father, Prince Charles, to regain some of his former admiration.
(L-R) Kate Middleton and Prince William | Henry Nicholls/Getty ImagesWho are the most popular royals?
Polls are taken rather frequently to see just which member of the royal family, the commoners fancy. In 2014, before his future wife entering the picture, Prince Harry was rated the most popular, according to a Statista poll. More than 2,000 British adults were queried and one-third of them said they did not have a favorite. For those who did, Prince Harry won out just over his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. Prince Harry’s older brother, Prince William, came in third. Following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding in May 2018, a similar poll taken by YouGov, according to Insider, issued the same result. Once again Prince Harry stayed on top followed by the Queen. Prince William trotted in at third.
Who is the least popular royal?
Most Brits think Meghan Markle and Harry should be stripped of royal titles https://t.co/ioNWNac7Cw pic.twitter.com/Y4emQueG2T
— Mirror Royal (@MirrorRoyal) April 6, 2021
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The royal family has been riddled with scandals as of late. Prince Andrew’s day in the spotlight pretty much ended following his fairytale romance with Sarah Ferguson. Fondly known as Fergie, the future Duchess of York was a friend of Princess Diana’s. And while Princess Diana’s marriage to Prince Charles was considered a traditional fit, Prince Andrew’s courting of Fergie was considered true love.
But, 10 years after their wedding in 1986, the two divorced. And while they jointly raised their daughters and have remained close, no doubt his popularity took a hit. In recent times, Prince Andrew has suffered a worse reputational blow, his affiliation …
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