The British royal family tree is extensive, to say the least. It can be hard to keep track of every single supporting member of the proverbial regal cast, but the main players’ every move is more or less recorded at every available moment. We know what the royals eat when they’re out at restaurants (and what they’re banned from eating), we know when they make public appearances (and what they can’t do at public appearances), and what they wear while out in public (and what they can’t wear until they reach a certain age). But how do we feel about them, individually?
According to a new poll from YouGov, people do have pretty strong opinions about the royal family. The strongest negative feelings are toward the next in line to the throne, Prince Charles; only 36 percent of people polled found him to be a positive impact on the monarchy.
According to AOL, experts claim that the ire directed toward Charles stems from his failed marriage to Princess Diana. Diana seems to have had a similar sentiment about Charles, as she said, on the record, that the “worst day in her life” was her wedding day.
Numbers were much more favorable for the rest of the royal family; Prince William’s approval rating was 78 percent, Prince Harry’s was 77 percent, and Duchess Kate was at 73 percent. The Queen was given the highest rating of the royal family—in a previous YouGov poll, she was voted the greatest monarch in the history of the UK by 27 percent of those polled.