The majority of Flemish people do not want Belgium's Prince Philippe as their future monarch.
A survey conducted by the Belgium TV show 'Royalty' found that only 40 percent of the Flemish population - the Dutch speaking community in the northern region of the country - would like to see heir to the throne Philippe become king.
The other 60 percent of those polled said they would prefer to see the prince's sister Princess Astrid, 45, ascend to the throne.
However, 62 percent of people surveyed from the Wallonia region, the French-speaking area in the south of Belgium, did support the 47-year-old prince.
Expatica News reports, the survey also discovered that King Albert's popularity had risen dramatically across the country from 7 percent to 35 percent.
Philippe's wife Princess Mathilde - who is the mother to his three children five-year-old Princess Elisabeth, three-year-old Prince Gabriel and one-year-old Prince Emmanuel - has also gained in popularity from 4 percent to 22 percent.
The most unpopular royal was found to be Prince Laurent, whose favor ratings have declined from 30 percent to 17 percent, following the recent corruption scandal in which funds from the Belgium Navy were revealed to have been spent on his royal villa.
The Flemish appear to have lost the most respect for the prince, with 65 percent believing he should no longer receive a state allowance and one in three in the Wallonia region agreeing.