A DELTA POLL has revealed a “generational divide” among the British public when evaluating the positive contribution individual members of the Royal Family make to the country.
The participants were broken down by age into groups, Millennials in their 20s and 30s, Generation X in their 40s and 50s and the Baby Boomers. Prince William was the most popular royal with all groups while Meghan Markle was ranked the lowest. Anushka Asthana revealed the figures during ITV’s Peston.
Ms Asthana said: “I just want to show you a generational divide in what people think about the royals.
“This is a delta poll that took senior members of the royal family that you can see here and they asked people ‘which of these royals makes a positive contribution to the country?’
“Then they broke it down by age.
“So blue is Millennials in their 20s and 30s, red is Generation X in their 40s and 50s and yellow are the Baby Boomers.
The delta poll revealed a generational divide on the royal family (Image: Getty)
The figures were presented during ITV’s Peston (Image: ITV)
“All groups put Prince William highest but interestingly he has way more support amongst the Baby Boomers than Millennials who were also much less keen on Prince Charles.”
She continued: “In fact the 71-year-old heir to the thrown gets just two points more than Meghan among Millennials when it comes to making a positive contribution.
“Although Baby Boomers are not so keen on the Duchess of Sussex, only 9 percent said she made a positive contribution.
“Overall all ages think that the Monarchy should remain in place but interestingly it is going down with age and among Millennials, 29 percent think we should do away with it completely.
The poll found that all ages think that the Monarchy should remain overall (Image: ITV)
The poll looked at five individuals within the royal family, Prince Charles, Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Prince Charles divided the generations the most as 61 percent of Baby Boomers felt the heir to the thrown makes a positive contribution to society, putting him second after Prince William with that age group.
However, only 22 percent of Millennials felt the same way, meaning Prince Charles was ranked fourth by that age group and interestingly only 2 percent above Meghan Markle in 5th place on 20 percent.
Last week Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced they would resign as ‘senior’ members of the royal family.
The royal family tree (Image: Express)
They posted from their official Instagram account: “After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution.
“We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen.
“It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment.
“We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK