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Prince Andrew is least popular royal… as Meghan comes second

Negative: Prince Andrew PICTURE: REX/SHUTTERSTOCK

PRINCE ANDREW is the only senior royal viewed less favourably than the Duchess of Sussex, a Metro poll found.

But opinion was divided across age and political lines, with strong support for Meghan among the young and on the left.

Prince Harry’s wife is seen positively by 41 per cent and negatively by 29 — while the Duchess of Cambridge’s approval rating is 67 per cent.

Divisive: Meghan splits opinion PICTURE: AFP/GETTY

But Meghan’s approval rating climbed to 66 per cent among 18- to 24-year-olds, dropping to 28 per cent among those aged 55 to 64.

The duchess, 38, last month told ITV she was ‘existing, not living’.

Her remarks had a mixed reception, with 71 per cent of younger people feeling sorry for her compared with just 26 per cent of the older group.

And only a quarter of Conservative voters had sympathy compared with more than half of Labour supporters.

‘There’s a lot of support for the Sussexes among younger people,’ said pollster Gabriel Milland. ‘Meghan has real appeal among groups that will make up the majority of the population in the decades to come.’

The Duke of York — dogged by allegations relating to his friendship with disgraced Jeffrey Epstein — is least popular, with nearly half having a negative view. Just 12 per cent of over-65s feel positive about the prince, who has denied any sexual impropriety.

The Queen is the most liked, with 73 per cent reporting a positive opinion.

The survey of 1,005 people by lobby group Public First also found most still support the monarchy.