The 15 most popular members of the royal family, ranked

Chris Jackson/Getty ImagesThe most popular member of the royal family might surprise you.

The royal family seems to be more popular than ever lately. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry had the first majorly anticipated wedding event of the year in May, and Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank followed that up with their royal wedding in October.

This year also brought the birth of Kate Middleton and Prince William’s third child,Prince Louis in April.

Of course, while the royals are beloved by their fans, some members of the family are more popular than others. Polling site YouGov conducted a survey to determine the rank of the most popular royals, basing its research on responses from the British public and using the feedback to devise a positive opinion rating.

Here are YouGov’s findings of the most popular members of the royal family, ranked from least to most popular.


Prince Andrew is the 15th most popular royal, landing him in last place.

Chris Jackson/Getty ImagesPrince Andrew was at the bottom of the list.

The Duke of York had a widely publicized royal wedding to his now ex-wife Sarah Ferguson in 1986, but his popularity seems to have waned in recent years.

He received a 22% positive rating, with his supporters describing him as “loyal” and a “good speaker.”


Princess Eugenie is in 14th place.

Chris Jackson / GettyPrincess Eugenie came second to last.

Princess Eugenie may have had one of the biggest weddings of the year in October, but she came in second-to-last place with a 24% positive opinion from the public. People described her as “modern” and “credible.”


Princess Beatrice came in 13th place.

Andrew Matthews/WPA Pool/Getty ImagesPrincess Beatrice served as Eugenie’s maid of honour back in October.

Eugenie’s sister slightly edged her out for one spot higher on the list. Princess Beatrice received a 25% positive score, with people describing her as an “intelligent” and “well-spoken” royal.


Prince Edward is next on the list in 12th place.

Dan Mullan/Getty ImagesThe public thinks Prince Edward is ‘genuine.’

The Earl of Wessex received a 27% positive opinion rating, with people calling him “admirable” and “genuine.”


In 11th place is Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

Chris Jackson/Getty ImagesSophie was called ‘loyal’ by the poll’s participants.

She received a 28% positive opinion rating, with people calling her a “good role model” and “loyal.”


Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is in 10th place.

Chris Jackson/Getty ImagesCamilla starts off the top 10.

She received a 29% positive opinion rating. People described Camilla as “genuine” and “down to earth.”


In ninth place on the list is Zara Phillips.

WPA Pool/Getty ImagesZara Phillips is considered ‘likable.’

She received a 43% positive opinion rating, with people describing her as “likeable” and “talented.”


Princess Anne came in eighth place.

Chris Jackson/Getty ImagesPeople think Princess Anne is ‘strong.’

The queen’s daughter received 47% positive opinion rating. The public described Princess Anne as “strong” and “committed.”


In seventh place is the next royal in line for the throne, Prince Charles.

Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty ImagesThe eighth most popular royal recently turned 70.

Prince Charles received a 48% positive opinion rating, with people describing him as “genuine” and “intelligent.”

While almost everyone on the list was more popular with women, the results also showed that Charles is equally popular with men and women.


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Meghan Markle landed in sixth place on the list.

Pool/Getty ImagesThe newest royal on the list came in sixth place.

The Duchess of Sussex had the most anticipated royal wedding of the year, which ultimately landed her a 55% positive opinion rating. The public described Markle as “confident” and “charming.”


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Prince Philip is next, landing in fifth place.

Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty ImagesPrince Philip landed in the top five.

The Duke of Edinburgh received a 56% positive opinion rating, with people describing him as “admirable” and “hard working.” Like Charles, Prince Philip is also liked equally by men and women.


Kate Middleton is the fourth most popular royal according to the list.

WPA Pool/Getty ImagesPeople think Kate is a ‘good role model.’

The Duchess of Cambridge received a 64% positive opinion rating, with people describing her as a “good role model” and “friendly.”


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Prince William is listed as the third most popular royal.

Chris Jackson/Getty ImagesPrince William is considered ‘genuine’ by the public.

The Duke of Cambridge received a 73% positive opinion rating. People described him as “genuine” and “responsible.”


The second most popular royal according to the poll is Queen Elizabeth II.

Chris Jackson/Getty ImagesThe queen came in second place.

She may be the queen of England, but she’s second in line to the title of the most popular member of the royal family. People described Queen Elizabeth II as “respected” and “dignified,” giving her a 74% positive opinion rating overall.


According to the poll, Prince Harry is the most popular member of the royal family.

Ben A. Pruchnie/Stringer/Getty ImagesPrince Harry takes the top spot.

The Duke of Sussex came out on top with a 77% positive opinion rating, landing him two spots higher than his royal brother. People described him as “admirable” and “fun loving.”

Check out the full statistics on YouGov.

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