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Kate Middleton and Prince William’s popularity drops ‘due to Harry’, says expert

Prince William and Kate Middleton's popularity has plummeted, and it's all Prince Harry's fault, a critic has claimed.

The release of the Duke of Sussex's tell-all memoir Spare has been grabbing the headlines since it was released last week (January 10).

It contains all the gory details – or his version of them – of several battles he had with his brother and sister-in-law.

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And one royal commentator has claimed that the book might have caused far more damage to the Princess of Wales than we might have first thought.

Daniela Elser, writing for news.com.au, claimed that a new photo of the future Queen provided evidence of it.

An image which came out the day after the book was released showed a slightly emotional-looking Kate driving her car from her home.

Elser writes: “If anyone has ever been in any doubt about the ‘we’re so normal!’ message the Waleses are forever trying to plug, then look no further than the shots that now pop up on the reg.

“This week, came the latest, showing Kate in a chic camel coat and chequered scarf, looking for all intents and purposes like every other put upon mother having to work out how to get grass stains out of a tiny polo uniform the same week she goes back to work.

"While Spare might only have been on shelves for a matter of days, those hard workers over at YouGov have been at it though, polling Brits to find out how they are currently feeling about the House of Windsor and the numbers paint a grim picture for anyone with a personal cipher, notably William and Kate.

"Their net favourability sits at 49 per cent for the Prince and 50 per cent for the Princess, the lowest figures on record for the duo since polling started in 2011."

Elser added that she wasn't surprised Kate looked like she did, given the contents of Harry's book and the fallout.

No royal has commented on the book yet, and William and Kate both ignored questions about it from the press during a trip to the newly-opened Royal Liverpool Hospital a few days ago.

Spare sold more than 1.4 million copies during its first day of release.

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