The royal family has been shocked by a recent poll that has revealed the support for the monarchy has dropped to an all time low, despite Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's highly anticipated royal wedding later this year and Prince William and Kate Middleton's third child due in April.
The survey, which was commissioned by the official Republic Campaign and conducted by Research Now, found that 52 per cent of Australians want to abolish the monarchy, while 25 per cent are still undecided.
The results of the survey also showed that only 22 per cent want to keep the monarchy.
In an even more shocking result, despite the overwhelming support from across the world about Harry and Meghan's upcoming wedding and Prince William and Kate Middleton's third baby due in April, 67 per cent of Australians said they were unaffected by these factors, and it would make no difference to their current views.
In fact, 22 per cent of those surveyed aged 18 to 24 said they’re more likely to vote for a republic following the news.
This result varied greatly with older generations, and the monarchy proved most popular with those aged 65 years and over. Around 36 per cent disagreed that Australia should become a republic.
The Australian Republic Movement said in a statement: 'The poll busts the myth that young Australians support the monarchy because of the popularity of ‘young Royals’.'
This article originally appeared on New Idea.