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Exclusive HELLO! poll shows the Queen still rules as the nation's most popular royal

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Ainhoa Barcelona
Content Managing Editor
January 21, 2016
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As she approaches her 90th birthday, the Queen still reigns supreme as the most popular member of the royal family, according to an exclusive poll conducted by HELLO! magazine. What people admire most is the unwavering sense of duty Her Majesty has shown to the nation, since she took to the throne nearly 64 years ago.

Her skills on the world stage and her ability to engage with people of all ages are also admirable traits.

See the full results in this week's HELLO! magazine, on sale now in all good newsagents and available to download on iPad, android, kindle fire and more formats. Or subscribe today to make sure you don't miss an issue!

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Readers most admired the Queen's unwavering sense of duty to the nation

With her upcoming milestone birthday, it really is the Queen's year to celebrate and among the 2,000 people quizzed, more than half said they would be watching the celebrations on TV. A further nine per cent said they would plan their own activities to mark the occasion.

The Queen's birthday will be honoured with a set of events including the much-anticipated Patron's Lunch, dubbed the country's biggest street party accommodating 10,000 guests on The Mall, as well as the traditional Trooping the Colour ceremony.

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Prince Harry was credited for boosting the royal family's popularity

While the focus is firmly on Her Majesty this year, many readers, some 36 per cent, said they would like to see the Queen take on fewer royal duties. The monarch carried out an impressive 341 engagements last year.

As a mother, a grandmother and a great-grandmother, those polled feel the monarch should allow herself more time to rest and enjoy her family.

Instead, some 46 per cent strongly agree with the view that younger royals including Prince William, Prince Harry and the Duchess of Cambridge should step in for the Queen.

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Some 46 per cent strongly agree that younger royals including Wills and Kate should take on some of the Queen's duties

On the question of boosting the royal family's popularity, the Queen and her grandson Prince Harry are jointly credited for this achievement, followed by Prince William and then Kate.

Given the results, Her Majesty looks sure to enjoy another happy, glorious and momentous year as she enters her tenth decade.

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