Nearly half of Britons think the King is performing well as monarch, while the Princess of Wales is the most popular member of the royal family, polls suggest.
In a survey by polling company Ipsos, 49% said Charles is doing a good job as King, 32% said he is doing neither a good nor bad job, and 9% said he is doing a bad job. The remaining 10% of people said they did not know whether he was doing well in the role.
In a separate Ipsos poll, some 57% said they were “satisfied” with the way Charles is doing his job, a decrease of eight percentage points since May 2022 when the same question was asked of his job as the Prince of Wales.
His son, William, had a higher majority of public confidence, with 62% saying they were satisfied with his job as the Prince of Wales.
Asked to select from a list which two or three members of the royal family they liked the most, the Princess of Wales was named in 38% of answers.
William followed his wife at 34%, then any of the King’s grandchildren in third place at 27%, and the Princess Royal in fourth at 25%.
Charles received 20% of mentions, putting him in the middle of the ranking.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were among the less popular family members, at 14% and 10% respectively, while the Queen Consort attracted only 10% of mentions by those surveyed.
Around 18% said they liked no member of the royal family.
Ipsos polled more than 4,000 adults in three samples between March 31 and April 11.