On January 10, Prince Harry’s book “Spear” was published worldwide, and private moments inside the British Royal House became public domain. Harry betrayed not only himself, but his family as well – and that is now having consequences for how Britons perceive their future king and queen.
A survey conducted by Ipsos in Great Britain showed that the popularity of Prince William (40) and Princess Kate (40) has fallen since the scandalous book appeared on the market.
British newspaper The telegraph He writes that 1,000 British adults were asked in the survey, and the result showed that Prince William’s popularity fell by eight percentage points – Princess Kate fell by seven points.
Positive for the monarchy
William and Kate weren’t the only ones to lose popularity in Britain. Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan (41) fell seven and five percentage points, respectively.
However, the book should not lead to any less confidence in the monarchy. It is reported that 53 percent said they were positive about the British royal family, and 51 percent were positive about King Charles (74).
Despite the decline in popularity, William and Kate remain the most popular members of the royal family. 61 percent are positive about the prince and 60 percent are positive about the princess.
Prince Harry has lost a lot in recent years – now only 23 percent of those surveyed are positive about it. By comparison, a full 70 percent tested positive in 2018.
– There is evidence
Kelly Beaver, President of Ipsos UK and Ireland, said the findings show the monarchy needs to make itself relevant to younger Brits.
– Both Prince Harry and his brother, Prince William, seem to be doing poorly in British public opinion after the publication of Prince Harry’s book and the allegations made in it – There is evidence that other members of the royal family are also feeling the ice between them.
It was also speculated that the popularity had also declined due to the fact that it had been a long time since the death of Queen Elizabeth.
– It should be noted that this is a resurgence of public sympathy after the mournful death of the Queen.
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