Meghan Markle: Expert on royal’s ‘rebellious streak’
Research data and analyst group YouGov has released its latest results on a rolling poll focused on the popularity of the 15 most prominent members of the Royal Family. And, according to respondents polled between October and December 2020, Meghan is trailing behind Camilla – who had once been brutally dubbed the “most hated woman in Britain”.
In the top 15 charts on the popularity of royals, Meghan now ranks 11th.
Among the 1,515 British adults interviewed, 32 percent have a positive opinion of the Duchess while 25 percent have a neutral one.
But a staggering 40 percent said to hold a negative opinion on the Duchess of Sussex.
Meghan appears to be more popular among millennials – people born between 1981 and 1996 – with 41 percent of the polled in this age bracket having a positive opinion of her.
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Meghan Markle news: Meghan ranks 11th in the YouGov poll on the most popular royals
Among older generations, however, she is seen under a positive light by fewer people.
Out of the members of Generation X, born between 1965 to 1980, surveyed, 28 percent has a positive opinion of Meghan, a number which drops to 26 percent when Baby Boomers, people born between 1964, are taken into account.
Camilla, who has historically ranked in the lower half of the chart, appears to have gained popularity and has overtaken the Duchess of Sussex.
Out of the 1,430 people polled between October and December 2020, 37 percent said to have a positive opinion of the Duchess of Cornwall, 30 had a neutral opinion and 26 a negative one.
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Contrary to Meghan, Camilla is more appreciated by Baby Boomers, with 51 percent seeing her under a positive light.
Among the Generation X members and Millennials surveyed, respectively 33 percent and 27 percent have a positive opinion of the Duchess of Cornwall.
Camilla, who ranks 9th in the popularity chart, is only a few points behind Prince Harry, who is seen in a positive light by 41 percent out of the 1541 people who were asked about him.
Meghan has also been overtaken by Sophie, Countess of Wessex, who is currently ranking 10th in the YouGov chart with an overall 33 percent positive opinion.
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The Daily Express royal correspondent, Richard Palmer, commented the new results saying on Twitter: “William is most popular royal currently.
“Interesting to see Camilla catching Harry in popularity and now more popular than Meghan.
“Andrew still has a few fans.”
One royal fan, Emma, also commented on Camilla’s growing popularity, writing on Twitter: “I know Camilla has her critics, but I like the fact that she is down to earth and natural.
“I think she would be someone you could have a great conversation with.
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“Have always liked Sophie and it’s great to see her taking a bigger role in public life.”
The latest YouGov data also show Prince William overtaking the Queen as the most popular member of the Royal Family.
While Meghan’s popularity among Britons appears to have significantly dropped, she remains among the most famous members of the Royal Family.
In the fame chart, the Duchess of Sussex ranks 5th, with 97 percent of the people saying they have heard about her.
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Prince William and the Queen are at the top of the fame chart, with a whopping 99 percent, followed by Prince Charles with 98 percent and Harry with, much like Meghan, 97 percent.
Meghan and Prince Harry officially stepped down as senior royals in late March 2020.
Over the past few months, they have relocated to their new home in Montecito and struck financially profitable deals with Netflix and Spotify, which will see them becoming producers of TV and audio programmes.
Despite having become financially independent from the Sovereign Grant, the Sussexes continue to stay in touch and work with their charities.