Meanwhile, the public’s opinion on Queen improved dramatically throughout the coronavirus pandemic, a poll has found. A YouGov-led survey found that favourability for Kate Middleton and Prince William had also increased.
The poll also revealed people believe the Cambridge’s influence on the Royal Family over the next decade will prevail over that of the Sussexes, and even over Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.
The survey was conducted from October 3-4 with 1,626 people answering the questions.
Respondents were asked whether they had “positive or negative opinion” about specific royals.
Prince Harry’s positive rating was 71 percent in October last year.
However, the percentage dropped to just 55 percent days after he announced his intentions to quit royal life.
In the same period, the Duchess of Sussex’s rating went from 55 percent to 38 percent.
The Queen remains the highest ranking royal with 83 percent approval.
Prince William follows closely with 79 percent approval rate.
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Vanity Fair Royal Editor Katie Nicholl said: “That day was somewhat overshadowed when, just a day later, Harry and Meghan publicly announced that they were expecting their first child.
“It’s understood that they shared that news with close family friends at the wedding itself.
“Understandably that was upsetting for Princess Eugenie.”
Royal author Tom Quinn added: “Although Meghan and Eugenie get on perfectly well, they are not good friends.