Graham Smith told Express.co.uk that there is no justification for Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge to receive millions in subsidies and live in a palatial home just because they are related to Queen Elizabeth II. Republic is an organisation that campaigns for the monarchy to be abolished and the Queen to be replaced by a democratic, elected head of state.
Mr Smith said: “There is absolutely no reason why Kate and William can’t go off and earn their own way.
“I am sure they would be absolutely fine financially, they have millions in the bank already.
“There is no justification whatsoever when we cannot even afford £20 a week for the most vulnerable in society that we give millions of pounds in subsidies and palatial homes to this one couple just simply because they are related to the Queen.
“There is simply no justification for it.”
Kate and Prince William live at Kensington Palace
Kate and Prince William got married in 2011
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have signed a number of lucrative contracts since leaving the Royal Family in March 2020.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have agreed to deals with Spotify and Netflix along with several other major firms since their royal exit.
Mr Smith’s comment follows the UK Government announcing a £20 cut to universal credit.
However, royal commentators have praised the impact the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have on the UK.
Richard Fitzwilliams told Express.co.uk: “William has established considerable public support for his role as our future king and his campaigns on mental health, to preserve endangered wildlife species and for the environment are excellent and his partnership with Kate, the future Queen Consort, is extremely popular.”
Royal commentators Katie Nicholl and Emma Jones discussed the competition between the Cambridges and Sussexes during ITV’s documentary ‘Harry and William What went wrong?’.
Ms Jones stated that Kate and Prince William have learnt lessons from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry regarding their online presence.
She said regarding the Cambridge: “Ironically they have sort of taken the lessons from Meghan and Harry and are trying to do it themselves.”
Ms Nicholl outlined that Queen Elizabeth II has recognised the importance of Kate and William.
She said: “They were called upon by the Queen to step up to the plate, to become high-profile to become frontline royals during a global pandemic.
“They were seen to be doing enormously important work and proved to be very popular.
“William and Kate had no option but to turn things around and really inject some rocket fuel into this because if they did not then there was the real risk that they really would be overshadowed by Harry and Meghan across the pond.”