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Kate and Prince William told they are ‘dull and uninspiring’ as ‘shine comes off’ monarchy

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The CEO of Republic, Graham Smith, told Express.co.uk that the Royal Family has a difficult decade ahead due to losing Prince Andrew, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle within one year. He added that the only recognisable royals left will be Prince Charles, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge when Queen Elizabeth II passes away. 

Mr Smith said: “I think the monarchy has a difficult decade ahead.

“They have lost three of their lead stars at the beginning of the year, Andrew has stepped back and will never come back to the front line.

“Meghan and Harry have left, the Queen is withdrawing more and more due to her age and she is likely to die before the end of the decade.

“What you are left with is the only recognisable royals as Charles, William and Kate.

“Charles does not have the same warmth and support that others have and quite frankly William and Kate are rather dull uninspiring individuals that will always play second-fiddle to the next monarch.”

He continued: “It is all going to take a lot of shine off the monarchy and raise questions on why we have to put up with it.

“Prince Andrew’s withdrawal from public life not only raising a lot of tricky and difficult questions that aren’t going away but also helps to reduce the monarchy to not much at all.

“The line-up of royals that we have been used to for so many years is dwindling fast.”

However, this view has been strongly criticised by royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams.

Mr Fitzwilliams told Express.co.uk: “There are those who have failed as successful members of the Royal Family.

“Others have been fulfilled in the roles. William and Kate are perfection in them.

“As for always playing second fiddle to the next monarch that is William‘s job when he becomes heir to the throne.

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“Just contrast that with politicians, it has been said that most political careers end in failure, few reach the top and fewer still are a success when they do. Even then, some go on too long.”

The royal commentator also praised the work of other members of the Royal Family that Mr Smith did not highlight. 

He added: “Charles is obviously mentioned but not Camilla who has, in a low key way, done remarkably well and worked hard for a number of charities.

“It is bizarre that the Princess Royal, who is usually the royal who carries out the most engagements, is omitted too.

“The Earl and Countess of Wessex also do extremely valuable work.”

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