During an interview with Express.co.uk Graham Smith stated that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s frequent use of social media reinforces the message that no one really cares about the principles or the purpose of the monarchy anymore. Republic is an organisation that campaigns for the abolishment of the Royal Family and for the Queen to be replaced by an elected, democratic head of state.
Mr Smith said: “I don’t really care one way or another if they use social media, but I do think it reinforces the point that royalty these days is all about celebrity.
“No one really cares about the principles or purpose of the monarchy.
“They don’t care whether it is hereditary or whatever, it is just another branch of celebrity.
“It sells a few glossy magazines and a few newspapers, that is all it is.
“I think there use of Instagram and other social media just really reinforces that point.”
During the same interview, Mr Smith told the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to let their children “go off and enjoy themselves” as private citizens.
He stated that Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis should be stripped of their royal titles.
Mr Smith added: “I think there is an opportunity to say we do not need to keep handing out these titles.
“William’s children can go off and do what they want to do, they are going to be well into their adulthood by the time their dad dies and George has the chance to be King.
“Clearly, it will appear there are fewer working royals as it will be sometime before the Cambridges’ children are able to assume royal duties.”
Mr Smith’s anti-monarchy arguments has also been dismissed by Mr Fitzwilliams.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, he said: “While there have always been some, the percentage of the population that wants to see the end of the monarchy has always been pretty small. It still remains small, they are a very small minority of people.”
The royal commentator also argued that Prince William and Kate have the “perfect balance” as royals and behave “impeccably”.
He said: “I think Prince William and Kate already have the perfect balance on how to conduct themselves on engagements.”