Harry tops royal popularity poll

By admin
12 January 2015

Britain's Prince Harry has been voted the nation's favourite royal in a new poll.

Publishing company Parragon Books conducted the study, speaking to 2,000 adults in the UK. The flame-haired 30-year-old came out top with 31 per cent, beating his sister-in-law the Duchess of Cambridge, who sits in the second spot.

'I get incredibly nervous before public speaking, no matter how big the crowd or the audience'

It's no surprise Harry took home gold, as he's known for his charitable traits, such as supporting injured servicemen and women at the Invictus Games last September. He also impressed in 2014 when he backed a campaign in support of HIV/AIDs sufferers called #FeelNoShame, where people were encouraged to a share a secret in light of the stigma sufferers of the disease often feel.

"Today, World AIDS Day, my secret is, believe it or not, I get incredibly nervous before public speaking, no matter how big the crowd or the audience," he admitted in a video.

"Despite the fact that I laugh and joke all the time, I get incredibly nervous, if not anxious actually, before going into rooms full of people when I'm wearing a suit."

The Duchess Catherine was voted for by 26 per cent of participants, and today celebrates her 33rd birthday. A third of the adults dubbed her a fantastic ambassador for the UK, while 30 per cent feel she has changed the everyday person's perception of the royal family.

Another 40 per cent are fans of her down-to-earth personality, charity work and dedication to her family - husband Prince William and little boy Prince George.

Shortly behind Catherine is Queen Elizabeth II, gaining 21 per cent of the final vote, and Prince William takes fourth spot with 19 per cent.

His dad, the Prince of Wales, gained seven per cent.

Princess Anne, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, Zara Tindall, Prince George and Princess Eugenie all made the top ten.

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