Kate Middleton Surpasses Husband Prince William As Most Popular Royal

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives to open 'The Nook' Children's Hospice on November 15, 2019 in Framingham Earl, Norfolk. The Duchess of Cambridge is Royal Patron of 'EACH', East Anglia's Children's Hospices.
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Kate Middleton surpassed husband Prince William and is now the most popular royal in the United Kingdom following her unexpected cancer announcement on March 22.

A new British YouGov poll — taken between February and April — shows that at the start of February, the Prince of Wales led the rest of the royals as the most favored member of the family, with 77%, followed by the Princess of Wales with 74%.

However, those numbers switched by the start of April after Middleton’s prerecorded video message to the world announcing she’s battling cancer discovered after she underwent “major abdominal surgery” in January. Princess Kate now leads the pack with 76%, followed by her royal husband with 73%, the poll showed. Princess Anne gets the title of third most favored royal with 71%, beating out King Charles III, who scored 63%, the poll noted.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are mentioned much further down the poll as some of the least favored royals, with the Duke of Sussex getting 31% favorability, beating out his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, with only 26% of the vote. The two did manage to beat out scandal-ridden Prince Andrew, who only got a favorability of 6% from those polled in the nation.

It is unclear from the information provided how many people were polled for the survey.

In the heartfelt video Princess Kate posted in March, she said, “It has been an incredibly tough couple of months for our entire family, but I’ve had a fantastic medical team who have taken great care of me, for which I am so grateful.”


“In January, I underwent major abdominal surgery in London, and at the time, it was thought that my condition was non-cancerous,” she added. “The surgery was successful. However, tests after the operation found cancer had been present.”

“My medical team therefore advised that I should undergo a course of preventative chemotherapy, and I am now in the early stages of that treatment,” Middleton continued. “This of course came as a huge shock, and William and I have been doing everything we can to process and manage this privately for the sake of our young family.”

Princess Kate said it has not only taken time for her to recover from major surgery so she can start the chemo, but it’s also taken them “time to explain everything” to their three children, “George, Charlotte, and Louis in a way that is appropriate for them, and to reassure them that I am going to be OK.”

The message came after weeks of speculation about Princess Kate’s health after being completely absent from public events following the surgery in January.

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