Prince William and Kate Middleton have resumed their royal duties after the Christmas break, but the release of Prince Harry’s memoir, “Spare,” has overshadowed the start of their 2023. Polls indicate that Harry’s popularity in the UK has decreased after the book’s release, but it seems this hasn’t translated into a surge of popularity for William and Kate.
According to a royal expert, William and Kate’s popularity has reached its “lowest figures on record.” The feud between Harry and William has been ongoing, and the revelations in the book have added strain to their relationship.
In “Spare,” Harry provides insights into the royal family, including details about William and Kate’s wedding day. He revealed that he wasn’t William’s best man, contrary to public belief, and that the decision was made to protect civilians from media scrutiny.
Harry also shared his thoughts on William’s choice of wedding attire and recalled his feelings on that significant day. The book delves into various aspects of his life, including becoming an uncle to Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
While the British royals have chosen not to comment on the book, it’s evident that they aren’t pleased with its contents. The public’s perception of Harry has suffered, but the release of “Spare” hasn’t significantly boosted William and Kate’s popularity either.
According to a YouGov survey, their favorability ratings have decreased, with 49% for William and 50% for Kate. This marks their lowest figures since polling began in 2011.
The fallout from the book has put a strain on the royal family’s image, and it remains to be seen how their legacy projects, such as the Earthshot Prize and the Early Years Foundations, will fare amidst the ongoing controversies.