Barely a THIRD of Australians approve of Queen Camilla as popularity figures show Aussies prefer Prince Harry to Charles’ wife
- Princess Camilla received 35 percent approval in Australia
- Royals, Harry and Meghan both score higher than Camilla
With just days to go before King Charles’ coronation, new polls have revealed that only a third of Australians approve of Queen Camilla.
YouGov polls have found Australian approval for Camilla to be around 35 percent, while the King has an approval rating of just over half.
Even Harry and Meghan, whose approval rating is below 10 percent in the UK, score higher than Camilla Down Under.
The royals who remain the most popular Down Under are Prince William and Princess Catherine, with Princess Anne not far behind.
A recent poll showed that just over a third of Australians favor Queen Camilla (pictured), just days after the coronation of her husband, King Charles.
The poll also found that about 57 per cent of Australians are at least somewhat interested in Saturday night’s coronation.
The majority of those interested in the coronation and marching band are millennial women aged 27 to 42 and women over the age of 77.
“This research actually refutes the perception of some that Australians are not interested,” said Campbell White, YouGov’s opinion leader. The Australian.
“Actually, while it doesn’t set things on fire, a majority of us have at least some interest, and it’s not limited to older Australians.”
Although King Charles has increased his popularity by nine per cent since 2021, he has not seen a significant increase in approval from Australians.
The king reportedly asked ‘But will I be welcome?’ when discussing the possibility of taking a trip Down Under with Australian diplomats.
Princess Camilla’s approval drops lower than the downcast royals Prince Harry and Princess Meghan (both pictured), who have just nine percent approval in the UK
Camilla hasn’t been seen much in the country since she hit the public eye in the 1990s as Charles’ mistress (both pictured)
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese met King Charles on Wednesday to invite him and the royal family to the country.
King Charles, who succeeded his mother, Queen Elizabeth, as Australia’s head of state when she died aged 96 last September, has long and deep ties to Australia.
As a teenager he spent two trimesters at Timbertop school in Victoria and while Prince of Wales visited Australia 16 times, with the last trip in 2018.
Although a ‘die hard republican’, Mr Albanese has said he will swear the oath of allegiance to the king at his coronation on Saturday night.