Prince Harry's bombshell book Spare drives support for an Australian republic trends now
Prince Harry's new book has seen more Aussies support Australia becoming a republic but not because they agree with the 'evil Royals' narrative - they're just sick of the drama.
A poll conducted by the Resolve Political Monitor for the Sydney Morning Herald of 1,606 Australian voters found more Aussies want to see the nation become independent from Britain compared with poll results in September last year.
The data collected shows 40 per cent of voters were in favour of Australia becoming a republic with 22 per cent stating they were strongly in favour and 18 per cent somewhat in favour.
When asked the same question following the death of Queen Elizabeth II in September last year, only 35 per cent of voters said they wanted to see Australia become a republic.
A new poll found 40 per cent of Australian voters want to see the country become a republic with 21 per cent saying their opinion was influenced by Harry and Meghan's (above) TV interviews and documentaries, as well as Harry's new book Spare
The poll first asked 1,606 voters whether they were in favour of Australia becoming a republic (results above)
Voters were also quizzed on whether Harry and Meghan's appearances in TV interviews, their Netflix documentary or Harry's bombshell book Spare had influenced their position on an Australian Republic.
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Among the revelations about the royal family made in his book, Harry claimed Prince William 'knocked me to the floor' during an argument in 2019 and 'lunged' at him in 2021 when he confronted Will about the family's treatment of Meghan.
Of the 21 per cent of voters who said their opinion was affected, 14 per cent said they were more likely to vote for a republic while 7 per cent said they were less likely.
But despite Harry and Meghan's efforts to antagonise the Royal family, Australian Republic Movement national director Sandy Biar said it's more likely Aussies want to move on from the Royals because they're tired of the bickering.
She said the brief jump of Australians expressing support for the monarchy following the Queen's death didn't worry the ARM because the respect would quickly be undone by other Royal shenanigans.
The poll then asked whether the conduct of Harry and Meghan had influenced their support for a republic (results above)
Vocal republic advocate Peter FitzSimons (pictured with wife Lisa Wilkinson) said more Australians would vote to make Australia a republic in a real election because