Does the most popular royal come from the Cambridges or the Sussexes? The answer lies in the one who holds the crown—Queen Elizabeth herself!

Queen Elizabeth ruled as the most popular royalty in a poll rating released by YouGov, an online community advocating participation and collaborative decision making.

Prince Harry, who was ranked the most popular royal last year, ranked only second to the queen. The Duke of Sussex charmed the public with his fun and humorous demeanor.

This year’s interview-based poll was conducted among 9,000 participants from June 2018 to June 2019, Harper’s Bazaar reported.

Meanwhile, Prince William outranked Queen Elizabeth as the most famous royalty this year. The queen and her husband, Prince Philip, follow in second and third place in this category, respectively.

The poll shows that Queen Elizabeth, the longest-reigning monarch in English history, remains loved and respected by her people as she approaches 70 years of reign. Elizabeth II, 93, was crowned at the age of 25 in 1952 after the death of her father, King George VI.

The top 10 ranking for the “most popular royalty” goes as follows:

1. Queen Elizabeth II

2. Prince Harry

3. Prince William

4. Kate Middleton

5. Prince Philip

6. Meghan Markle

7. Prince Charles

8. Princess Anne

9. Zara Phillips

10. Sophie, Countess of Wessex


The royal names go through a little shuffling when it comes to ranking for “fame”. The older generation royals dominate the ranking for the “most famous royalty”. The top 10 fame ranking goes as follows:

1. Prince William

2. Queen Elizabeth II

3. Prince Philip

4. Prince Charles

5. Prince Harry

6. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

7. Kate Middleton

8. Princess Anne

9. Meghan Markle

10. Prince Andrew


YouGov also provided a popularity and fame ranking based on generation — “Baby Boomers”, “Millenials” or “Generation X” — and gender.

For popularity ranking, “Baby Boomers” put Queen Elizabeth on the top spot, Prince Harry topped the survey among “generation X” and Prince William ranked first among “Millenial” respondents.

“Baby Boomers” are defined by Pew Research Center as the part of the population born between 1946 and 1964. “Generation X” is the part of the population born anytime from 1965 to 1980. “Millenials” are the younger generation born between 1981 and 1996.

With this, Prince Harry appears to be more popular among an older generation than his older brother, William.

Queen Elizabeth Queen Elizabeth II visits Hauser & Wirth on March 28, 2019, in Bruton, Somerset, England. Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images