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Not The People's Princess After All! Meghan Markle Takes A Shockingly Low Place In A Popularity Poll

Date November 15, 2018 09:53

When it was announced that Meghan Markle would wed Prince Harry, many people jumped to comparing her to Princess Diana. Some said Markle might take Diana's place in the British public’s hearts, others claimed she would never be able to gain as much popularity as Lady Di.

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Royal biographer Andrew Morton claims in his book, Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, that the former actress is actually pursuing the goal of becoming like her husband’s mother. He writes:

According to family friends, she was intrigued by Diana, not just for her style, but for her autonomous humanitarian mission, seeing her as a role model. She wants to be Princess Diana 2.0

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However, a recent popularity poll suggests that she is very far from achieving her bold ambition.

Which place did Meghan take?

According to the poll, conducted by YouGov, the Duchess of Sussex currently ranks only 6th in the hearts of Britons, defeated by Kate Middleton, who is 4th, and Prince William, who is 3rd. Even Prince Philip is more popular than Meghan, coming in 5th place.

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 Only 55% of Brits like Prince Harry’s wife, which is a little bit over half. The poll says that Meghan appeals more to women than men, which can explain why everything she wears sells out in a second.

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But who is the most popular royal?

Of course, the British public likes their Queen, but she didn’t take the winner’s crown this time, coming in second. So who is the most popular royal?

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In a stark contrast to Meghan’s result, her husband, Prince Harry, ranked first, with 77% of the public standing by his side.

It appears that his popularity sky-rocketed after his wedding, so we can say that his wife played a part in the result, too.

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Will Meghan ever become as popular as Princess Diana?

Probably not. At least veteran paparazzo Darryn Lyons doesn't think so. According to Lyons, no one will ever come anywhere near the late Princess. He said:

I know we have recently had a Royal Wedding over here, and I think Meghan probably has aspirations, but I’m sorry, I don’t think you’ll carry your boots to the game, I’m afraid.

We can only say that time will show. People’s opinions are an ever-changing thing, so Meghan might gain more popularity with time.

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