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Queen Camilla among least popular royals – only beating Andrew and Sussexes in shock poll

In the latest poll conducted by Lord Ashcroft, Queen Camilla was revealed as being one of the least popular royals, only beating Prince Andrew, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle by a few percentage points.

Queen Camilla is one of the least popular royals, only beating Prince Andrew and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex by a few percentage points, a shock poll has revealed.

In a new poll conducted by Lord Ashcroft of more than 11,000 people around the UK from a variety of age groups, Camilla’s popularity plummeted to nearly the very bottom of the rankings.

In the MailOnline poll asking respondents a series of questions relating to the Royal Family, survey takers were tasked with voting for the royal they have the most ‘favourable’ view of.

The late Queen Elizabeth II topped the poll, with 76 percent of voters saying they had a ‘favourable’ view of the late monarch, while at the other end, just seven percent selected Prince Andrew, the Duke of York.

Meanwhile, just 39 percent of those surveyed had a ‘favourable’ view of Camilla, with the King’s wife just managing to beat Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

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Unfortunately, some voters didn’t respond too favourably to Queen Camilla (Image: Getty)

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The Sussexes were voted as two of the least popular royals, coming just ahead of Prince Andrew (Image: Getty)

Camilla, 75, will take to Westminster Abbey alongside King Charles on May 6 to be anointed as crowned as monarch.

Unfortunately, just days before the historic event, Camilla’s popularity amongst the British public is shockingly low.

Meanwhile, 54 percent of respondents selected King Charles as the royal they look most ‘favourably’ to, giving the new monarchs a small blow just before they take to the throne on Saturday.

Elsewhere in the poll, 22 percent of respondents selected Prince Harry as the royal they have the most ‘favourable’ view of, while 18 percent selected Meghan Markle, leaving the Sussexes trailing behind Camilla.

At the top end of the poll, and falling just behind the late Queen, Prince William secured 64 percent of the people’s vote, while 63 percent selected the late Princess Diana.

62 percent selected Kate, the Princess of Wales, giving her and Prince William a huge lead over the Sussexes, while the same amount of voters also chose Princess Anne, the Princess Royal.

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The late Queen came out on top (Image: Getty)

However, popularity for members of the Royal Family differed slightly in a new YouGov survey conducted between April 25 and April 26, which saw Princess Anne top the poll, joining the Prince and Princess of Wales as the most popular royals.

The survey asked 2,030 British adults on whether they had a positive or negative opinion of various members of the Royal Family, with a third option provided of ‘don’t know’.

At the lower end of the poll, 39 percent of voters said they had a negative opinion of Queen Camilla, while 48 percent of respondents said they had a positive opinion. A further 13 percent of survey takers said they weren’t sure.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Prince Andrew trailed behind Camilla again, gaining the largest amount of negative opinions in the poll – 63 percent selected Harry, 65 percent chose Meghan, and 82 percent of voters said they had a negative opinion of Prince Andrew.

Overall, Princess Anne was regarded as the most popular royal, with 72 percent of people holding a positive opinion of the Princess Royal, compared to 15 percent with a negative opinion, while 14 percent said they weren’t sure.

For King Charles, 59 percent of respondents viewed the monarch positively, while 33 percent said they had a negative opinion.

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Voters regarded Princess Anne in a positive light, with the Princess Royal topping the YouGov poll (Image: Getty)

Overall in the poll conducted by Lord Ashcroft, the monarchy enjoyed widespread support, and voters in England, Scotland and Wales said that in a referendum tomorrow, they would keep the monarchy by comfortable margins.

Only in Northern Ireland, with its own constitutional debate, did voters lean towards the idea of a republic.

The overarching opinion of keeping the monarchy did differ among age groups however, and while three quarters of British voters aged 65 or over would vote for the status quo, this did not translate to younger age groups.

18 to 24-year-old voters said they would choose a republic by 34 percent to 28 percent, while nearly four in 10 said they didn’t know or would not vote.

And while white voters said they would keep the monarchy by a 40-point margin, Asian-heritage voters backed a republic by two points, and those from black African or Caribbean backgrounds by 14 points.

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The Prince and Princess of Wales were popular among voters, falling just behind the late Queen (Image: Getty)

The most and least popular Royals

Proportion of people who had a ‘favourable’ view, according to the Lord Ashcroft poll

  • The late Queen Elizabeth II – 76 percent
  • William, Prince of Wales – 64 percent
  • The late Princess Diana – 63 percent
  • Princess Anne, Princess Royal – 62 percent
  • Kate, Princess of Wales – 62 percent
  • King Charles III – 54 percent
  • The Royal Family as a whole – 52 percent
  • The institution of the monarchy – 50 percent
  • Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh – 44 percent
  • Edward, Duke of Edinburgh – 41 percent
  • Queen Camilla – 39 percent
  • Harry, Duke of Sussex – 22 percent
  • Meghan, Duchess of Sussex – 18 percent
  • Andrew, Duke of York – 7 percent