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The two royals whose popularity has increased since Prince Philip's death

The Queen's husband passed away on 9 April

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Gemma Strong
Online Digital News Director
27 April 2021
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It's been a difficult time for the royal family following the death of patriarch Prince Philip on 9 April at the age of 99.

His funeral saw his loved ones come together to remember his extraordinary life and marriage to the Queen, with the likes of Princess Anne, Prince Charles, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward all choosing to walk in a solemn funeral procession ahead of the ceremony.

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Prince William and Peter Phillips also took part, as did Prince Harry, who made a short trip to the UK to honour his grandfather.

WATCH: Prince William and Harry follow Prince Philip's funeral procession

In the wake of his death, two royals have seen their popularity amongst members of the public significantly increase – Prince Charles and his younger brother, Prince Edward.

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Royal watchers were particular moved by Charles's appearance at the funeral. He was visibly upset as he attended the scaled-down service at St George's Chapel, and paid a loving tribute to his father in a short video shared in days after his death.

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Prince Charles was visibly upset at his father's funeral

Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, meanwhile, were seen visiting the Queen at the Windsor Castle to comfort her ahead of the funeral service, and he spoke candidly of the family's "shock" while attending a church service just two days after his father's death.

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The new poll, which was conducted by YouGov, also revealed that Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle are the only royals who did not see a favourable increase in popularity.

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Prince Edward said Prince Philip's passing had been a "shock"

Furthermore, the majority of Britons stated that they wanted to Queen to remain as monarch for the rest of her life, with just one fifth suggesting that she step down following her husband’s passing.

Opinion on who should take over the throne after the Queen is now evenly split: 37 per cent want to see Prince Charles ascend while 34 per cent would prefer Prince William become king.

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