In an interview with the CEO of Express.co.uk Republic, Graham Smith criticized the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for exploiting their royal family titles despite their resignation from the monarchy in March 2020. Republic is an organization who campaigns for the abolition of the monarchy and for Queen Elizabeth II will be replaced by a democratic and elected head of state.
“They have to make a decision whether or not to separate completely from the royal family and stay with the royal family.
“The royals should separate from the taxpayer, we don’t owe any of them to live.
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“So I think they have to follow the lead of most of the hard working ordinary people in this country and pay their own way in life. ”
The CEO of the Republic affirmed that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry still use their titles and their status of royal family to “cash” lucrative deals.
Mr Smith said: “The fact that they got this deal, I can’t imagine why Netflix thinks it’s a good idea, but good for them if that’s what they do.
“The problem is they haven’t taken a clean break, they still want to enjoy their status and their titles as Duke and Duchess. “
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have said their partnership with Netflix will allow them to shed light on important causes around the world.
In a statement, the couple said, “Our lives, both independent of each other and as a couple, have enabled us to understand the power of the human spirit: courage, resilience and the need for connection.
“Through our work with diverse communities and their environments, to shed light on people and causes around the world, we will focus on creating content that informs but also gives hope.
“As new parents, creating inspiring family programs is important to us too, as is powerful storytelling through a truthful and relevant lens.
In light of Mr Smith’s anti-monarchical goals, royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams told Express.co.uk that the majority of people in the UK want the monarchy to stay as it is.
He said: “Although there always has been, the percentage of the population who want to see the end of the monarchy has always been quite low.
“It’s still small, they’re a very small minority of people. “