Anti-monarchist Graham Smith told Express.co.uk that the child Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank are due to have in 2021 should be able to determine their own future instead of having it mapped out by the Royal Family. The Republic CEO also highlighted the pathway that has been laid out for Prince George regarding his religion and career.
Mr Smith said: “Every child should be treated the same and this is the fundamental point.
“Eugenie’s child should not be given preferential treatment but also should be free to determine their own future.
“When we look at George for example he has been told what his religion and career are going to be.
“And the fact that he has to marry a woman and have children.
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“So any personal decision he may have or thoughts about how he wants to live his life are really relegated.
“All royal children should be treated exactly like any other child.”
Republic is an organisation that campaigns for Queen Elizabeth II to be replaced by an elected, democratic head of state and the monarchy to be abolished.
However, this view has been strongly criticised by royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams.
“Republic does not like to acknowledge the enormous interest, nationally and internationally, in our Royal Family from the media around the world.
“It would be grossly irresponsible to ignore the security considerations involved too.
“There is no comparison whatsoever between George, who will be the future King, in whom there will be enormous interest and Eugenie’s child, in whom, when born, there will be practically no interest.
“The practical way of handling this is by an arrangement with the press that a child of a senior royal will have privacy from press intrusion and also the necessary security, as the interest in them is global.”