London: He won plaudits from press and public alike for his winning ways during his tour of Chile and Brazil and crowned a successful summer by turning the Invictus Games into a national triumph. Now Prince Harry, 30, has been named the nation’s favourite royal - beating the Queen into second place and the Duke and Duchess Cambridge into third and fourth respectively. Also proving popular is Prince George who, despite being just a year old, took sixth place with the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Charles tied in fifth.  The poll, which was commissioned by Newsweek from YouGov, also looked at how perceptions of the Duchess of Cambridge have changed.  Interest in the Duchess certainly appears to be waning, with just one per cent of respondents saying that they wanted to be like her, with 89 per cent saying they had no interest in being her - even just for a day. –MOL

Just 23 per cent of those asked thought she was a ‘legitimate voice’ of the royal family, while 19 per cent said she should be allowed to voice her opinions more often. Asked what steps the Duchess could take to boost her popularity, 16 per cent said she should endorse specific charities, while nine per cent said they wanted to see her make more regular public appearances.–MOL