Good news for Kate Middleton amid health battle

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Kate Middleton has surpassed her husband Prince William as the most popular royal following her emotional cancer announcement, according to a new poll.

In a prerecorded clip shared last month, the Princess of Wales revealed her health woes to the world, saying doctors discovered her cancer during a planned abdominal surgery in January.

According to a British YouGov poll, Kate, 42, has since become the nation’s most favoured member of the royal family between February and April of this year.

Back in February, before her diagnosis was known to the world, the Prince of Wales held a strong 77 per cent rating as Britain’s most-liked royal, with his wife following closely in the second spot at 74 per cent.

But at the start of April, the mum of three’s rating increased in the days after her shock cancer announcement, boosting her popularity to 76 per cent with William’s sliding to 73 per cent.

What’s more, the third-most-liked royal is William’s aunt, Princess Anne, who is known for stepping up to the task when the going gets tough.

Anne, the Princess Royal, is liked by 71 per cent of the UK population, proving just how popular she is.

In fourth place is King Charles III, who himself is currently battling cancer.

The monarch, 75, holds a 63 per cent popularity rating on his home soil, while his younger brother Prince Edward, the Duke of Edinburgh, sits at 54 per cent. The king’s wife, Queen Camilla, follows behind with a 50 per cent rating.

As for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle — the runaway royals — it seems as though the pair’s popularity plunged soon after they shut the door on royal life in 2020.

The Duke of Sussex’s popularity rating sits at 31 per cent as the “Suits” alum’s rating follows closely with 26 per cent.

Still, the pair are placed significantly higher than scandal-scarred Prince Andrew, whose woeful rating lands him in the bottom spot at just 6 per cent..

The Duke of York has consistently ranked the lowest since his alleged friendship with convicted pedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein came to light.

Kate, for her part, noted during her announcement last month that she is now in the early stages of undergoing “a course of preventive chemotherapy”

It’s understood that Kate decided to share the news with the world that particular day as it was before her and William’s three children, Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, 8, and Prince Louis, 5, left school for Easter break.

The family reportedly “sugar-coated” her health woes when breaking the news to their youngest son Louis, but had a more “difficult” conversation with George and Charlotte. As the royal undergoes treatment, her parents, Michael and Carole Middleton are stepping in to support their grandchildren during this fraught time.