A new poll has revealed that Prince William’s popularity has significantly decreased.
Since June 2012 when the United Kingdom celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the approval of Prince William has gone down by 11 per cent.
Pollsters Ipsos Mori held the survey asking 1002 people if they were satisfied with the way the second in line to the throne was doing his job. Seventy-nine per cent of those polled were satisfied with the Duke of Cambridge, six per cent were dissatisfied and 15 per cent of them were undecided.
In the same poll, it was found that 86 per cent of people were satisfied with the way The Queen does her job, with only five per cent being dissatisfied.
The 2012 poll of the Duke of Cambridge came in with 89 per cent being satisfied with the work being done by him. Only 5 per cent were dissatisfied and six per cent were unsure.
The drop in numbers could have to do with the recent “work-shy” William reports. At the end of February 2016, Prince William had only carried out two official engagements and came under fire for his lack of public appearances. The media was also quick to point out that in 2015, The Duke of Cambridge made 87 public appearances in the U.K and 35 overseas which were compared to the 94-year-old Duke of Edinburgh who made 128 more than his grandson and more than William, Kate and Prince Harry combined.
Prince William’s wife, the Duchess of Cambridge has also come under fire for being “lazy” and “work-shy” when in March she pulled out last minute of presenting St Patrick’s Day shamrocks to the Irish Guards. She broke an 115-year-old tradition where a senior female member of the royal family has always had the duty of presenting the shamrocks to the guards since Queen Alexandra first did so in 1901.
Princess Anne passed the tradition onto Kate in 2012, who held it from The Queen Mother for many years. Prince William did step in for Kate, who reportedly wished to stay home in Norfolk with their two young children.