A slim majority of Brits believe Harry has done more damage to the royals than Andrew

More than half of those aged 65 and over believe Prince Harry has done more harm to the royal family than Prince Andrew – but a majority of 18-24 year olds believe Duke of York has done more harm

  • About 42% of people said Harry did more damage, versus 41% for Andrew
  • For the baby boomers in the 50’s and 70’s the corresponding numbers were 56% to 30%.
  • But younger generations took a different view, saying Andrew was more to blame

A slim majority of Brits believe Prince Harry has done more damage to the royal family than Andrew, according to a poll published today.

Delta Poll’s poll found that 42 percent of respondents named the Duke of Sussex, compared to 41 percent for his uncle, the Duke of York.

The corresponding figures were 56% to 32% for those aged 65 and over and 57% to 27% for those aged 55 to 64.

However, younger generations took the opposite view: half of people aged 35 to 54 said Andrew did more harm than 35% said Harry. For 18 to 24 year olds, the distribution was 38% to 22%.

Most Brits believe Harry has done more harm to the royal family than Harry, but opinions differ dramatically by age - according to a new poll

Most Brits believe Harry has done more harm to the royal family than Harry, but opinions differ dramatically by age – according to a new poll

The poll was based on a sample of just over 1,000 UK adults who were interviewed between January 12 and 16.

Harry, 38, has dominated the headlines in recent weeks after personally attacking his family in his autobiography Spare and a series of promotional interviews.

He was also the first king to publicly criticize Andrew, 62, calling the Jeffrey Epstein affair “a shameful scandal”.

No one on The Firm had spoken out about claims that the Duke of York twice sexually assaulted Virginia Giuffre, who claimed she was trafficked by Epstein.

Andrew settled her lawsuit last year without liability and has always denied any wrongdoing. But Harry brings up the affair in his book Spare.

When his wife Meghan asks if the royal family could tighten their security arrangements after they leave for America, he says there is “no way” as his uncle is still receiving protection.

Harry, 38, has dominated the headlines in recent weeks after personally attacking his family in his autobiography Spare and a series of promotional interviews

Harry, 38, has dominated the headlines in recent weeks after personally attacking his family in his autobiography Spare and a series of promotional interviews

The Duke of York has been accused of sexually assaulting Virginia Giuffre, who claimed she was trafficked by Epstein. He has vigorously denied the allegations

The Duke of York has been accused of sexually assaulting Virginia Giuffre, who claimed she was trafficked by Epstein. He has vigorously denied the allegations

Harry told her that there was an “obligation” and an “implicit promise” to protect her.

Pressed by Meghan on whether it would ever be removed, he said: “Never. Not in this climate of hate. And not after what happened to my mother.”

The Duke of Sussex adds: “Not even in my uncle Andrew’s entourage.

“Despite being embroiled in a shameful scandal and being accused of sexually assaulting a young girl, no one had even suggested removing his security.

“People had many reasons to complain about us, sex crimes were not one of them.”

Prince Andrew has always denied the allegation.

Today’s poll follows a YouGov poll which found Harry’s favor has fallen to an all-time low, while Princess Anne is now the most popular queen.

The YouGov poll found that nearly seven in 10 people (68 percent) had a negative opinion of the Duke of Sussex, with less than a quarter seeing him in a positive light.

Today's poll follows a YouGov poll which found Harry's favor has fallen to an all-time low, while Princess Anne is now the most popular queen

Today’s poll follows a YouGov poll which found Harry’s favor has fallen to an all-time low, while Princess Anne is now the most popular queen

Anne, who wasn’t involved in the fuss over Harry’s book Spare, was the most popular queen.

According to the polling organization, Harry recorded his lowest ever favorability rating at -44, up from -38 the previous week.

He and his wife Meghan fared even worse among older Britons, who were more likely to have a “very negative” opinion of the couple than of scandal-hit Andrew.

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Emma Colton

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