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  • The public are fans of Prince William and Kate Middleton
  • The Queen was voted the UK's 2nd most popular royal
  • Prince Harry is in 3rd place
  • Prince Charles has been polled the 4th favourite royal

Prince William has been voted the country's most popular royal ahead of wife Kate Middleton.

William topped the Ipsos MORI survey with 62% of the votes, while Kate came in 4th place with 23%.

The Queen and Prince Harry took the 2nd and 3rd spots and Prince Charles was 5th.

According to the poll, 9/10 people are satisfied with how well the Queen is doing her job and 79% are pro-monarchy.

But it looks as though people may prefer William and Kate, both 30, to become the country's next king and queen over Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess Of Cornwall.

The survey's creator Professor Roger Mortimore reckons people feel they can connect with the younger royals.

'I think young people can see something of themselves in William and Kate. They can see the monarchy looking more modern,' says Roger.

'A lot of people like the idea of William succeeding straight away. He is young and good-looking and popular.'

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Anna Duff