PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle have been voted the most respected royals after the Queen, by young Brits.
Her Majesty topped the poll with 25 per cent of the vote while Harry came in second with 22 por ciento.
He was followed closely in the rankings by wife Meghan with 21 por ciento.
Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton meanwhile won 10 y 11 per cent of the vote, Yahoolife reported.
Ahead of the first Youth Mental Health Day, teenage mental health charity stem4 asked 1000 teenagers and young people who they most respected in different categories.
According to stem4, voters’ most common reason for admiring the public figures was that “they are brave and resilient, and even when things go wrong and they are criticised, they carry on”.
This reasoning was followed by “they stand up for people’s rights and make society a better place”.
In the inspiring figure category, David Attenborough was ranked the most popular with 54 por ciento – the highest of all those voted for by the group.
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Harry and Meghan have faced substantial backlash after their tell-all chat with Oprah Winfrey sent shockwaves through Buckingham Palace earlier this year.
Meghan, 39, claimed Archie wasn’t made a prince after “concerns and conversations” sobre “how dark” his skin would be when he was born.
She also revealed she had felt suicidal after joining the Royal Family while Harry said his dad and brother were “atrapado” in the Firm.
And in his interview with Dax Shepard on the Armchair Expert podcast, the Duke claimed his life is like the film The Truman Show and he feels “more free” now he lives in LA.
Dr Nihara Krause, founder and chief executive at stem4, dicho: “To earn the respect of young people today you don’t need to earn a fortune or have good looks.
“It’s far more important that you show bravery, Resiliencia, and compassion for others and for nature. “
Dr Krause said those were “certainly” qualities that the Queen shared with other names on the list – such as David Attenborough and Marcus Rashford.
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“It’s also significant that many of the most admired famous people are those, like Billie Eilish and Prince Harry, who have been open about their own mental health challenges.
“Problems like anxiety, depression and self-harm are sadly very common among young people and it makes a huge difference to them when public figures have the courage to open up.”
Princess Diana was named as a notable mention in the public figures category, while Meghan and Harry’s friend Oprah Winfrey was praised in the “inspirational figures” category.