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Kate and Meghan Markle compete for popularity in Royal Family ranking – but who’s on top?

Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, married Prince William in a fairytale wedding at Westminster Abbey in 2011. Meghan Markle didn’t join the Royal Family until last year, when she married Prince Harry in Windsor. Whether or not Kate is more popular within the royal family is impossible to say, but she certainly seems to have made the most of her headstart over Meghan with the general public.

YouGov have carried out months of research into where the royal family members rank in terms of popularity.

Kate Middleton sits pretty as the fourth most popular royal, according to the research, which was carried out through 9,234 interviews between June 2018 and June 2019.

Above her is only the Queen, in first place, Prince Harry in second and Prince William in third.

Kate received a 64 percent positive opinion in the YouGov poll. 10 percent was negative and 22 percent were neutral.

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She was particularly popular among women, with 74 percent responding favourable.

Among men she ranked lower at 54 percent – although still ranking as their fourth most-popular royal family member.

YouGov also carried out a fame rating in the interview, with 96 percent of respondents confirming they had heard of the Duchess.

Meghan Markle also scored well and was ranked sixth out of 15 royals.

She scored 49 percent positivity, 16 percent negative and 28 percent neutral.

She scored slightly lower than Kate in the fame rating, with 93 percent of respondents confirming they had heard of her.

As well as the Queen, Harry, William and Kate, Meghan was below Prince Philip in the popularity ranking.

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However, she was above established royals – including her father-in-law Prince Charles.

She was also ranked above Princess Anne, Zara Phillips, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Edward, Princess Eugenie.

Ranked dead last was Prince Andrew.

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