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Meanwhile, public opinion on Queen has improved dramatically throughout the coronavirus pandemic, a poll has found. A survey by YouGov found that the preference for Kate Middleton and Prince William had also increased.

The poll also found that people believe Cambridge’s influence over the Royal Family over the next decade will prevail over that of the Sussexes, and even Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.The survey was conducted October 3-4 and 1,626 people responded to questions.

Respondents were asked whether they had a ‘positive or negative opinion’ about certain members of the royal family.

Prince Harry’s positive rating was 71% in October last year.

However, the percentage fell to just 55% within days of announcing his intention to leave royal life.

During the same period, the Duchess of Sussex’s rating rose from 55% to 38%.

The Queen remains the highest royal with 83% approval.

Prince William follows closely behind with a 79% approval rating.

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Vanity Fair Royal editor-in-chief Katie Nicholl said: “That day was somewhat eclipsed when, just a day later, Harry and Meghan publicly announced that they were expecting their first child.

“It is understood that they shared this news with close family friends at the wedding itself.

“Of course, it was upsetting for Princess Eugenie. “

Royal author Tom Quinn added: “Although Meghan and Eugenie get along perfectly well, they are not good friends.



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