Prince William’s popularity has hardly been dented by the bombshell allegations made by his brother Prince Harry in his tell-all memoir, Spare, a new poll as revealed. It is no secret that the Duke of Sussex’s relationship with the Prince of Wales has frayed over the last few years. But the situation has gone from bad to worse after Harry made a number of bombshell allegations about his brother in his memoir Spare, which detailed physical alteraction with his brother.
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While this may have painted William in a somewhat negative light, data from the first quarter of 2023 has revealed that the public may not be so bothered as his popularity has remained high.
According to YouGov polling on 1,229 Britons, 65 percent like William while 17 percent dislike him. This gives him a net popularity rating of +48.
This has dropped marginally from the data gathered in the fourth quarter of 2022, which showed the prince with a net popularity rating of +50, though it is similar to results for other members of the royal family.
This has dropped only slightly from the data collected in the fourth quarter of 2022.
During this period, William had a net popularity rating of +50, a similar score compared with other members of the Royal Family.
His wife Kate, the Princess of Wales, is also still liked by 65 percent of Britons.
But she is disliked by just eight percent of the public, which gives her a high net popularity rating of +57.
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Meanwhile, the data paints a vastly different picture for the Sussexes, who have stepped back from their royal duties and settled down in Montecito, California.
According to YouGov’s data for the first quarter of 2023, Harry was liked by just 29 percent of Britons and disliked by 51 percent. This gave him a meagre net popularity rating of -22.
Meghan Markle was liked by 23 percent of Brits, and disliked by 50 percent, giving her an even lower net popularity rating of -27.
This could mean that Harry’s release of his autobiography may not be leaving the impression on the public that he may have intended.
In the highly anticipated book, the Duke of Sussex explained how his relationship with his brother fell apart over the his marriage to Meghan.
Harry claimed William called Meghan “difficult”, “rude” and “abrasive” in what he argued was a “parrot[ing of] the press narrative” about his wife.
But in an even more shocking allegation, Harry claimed his William “grabbed me by the collar, ripping my necklace, and … knocked me to the floor”.
The Duke of Sussex then wrote how Meghan later noticed “scrapes and bruises” on his back, leading him to tell her about he alleged attack.
Harry claimed she “wasn’t that surprised, and wasn’t all that angry. She was terribly sad.”
However, Harry claims he wants to mend his relationship with his family, which has been serenely tainted by how much he has shared with the press about their private life.
He told ITV in an interview: “I would like to get my father back, I would like to have my brother back.”
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