Hilary Mantel: The Monarchy stands for ‘the end game … and it won’t last longer than William’

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The monarchy faces ‘the endgame … and it won’t last longer than William’: bestselling author Hilary Mantel says the Royals are on the way and wishes the Queen had renounced to make way for Prince Charles

  • Dame Hilary, 68, said she wished Queen had renounced to make way for Charles
  • She claims the royal family will not survive William and there is no interest in it
  • Author controversial after calling Kate a ‘mannequin’ with ‘plastic smile’

Dame Hilary, 68, (pictured) whose scathing assessment of the Duchess of Cambridge as 'plastic' sparked a protest in 2013

Dame Hilary, 68, (pictured) whose scathing assessment of the Duchess of Cambridge as ‘plastic’ sparked a protest in 2013

Booker Prize winner Dame Hilary Mantel has delivered yet another Royal broadside, describing the monarchy as a ‘self-punishing institution’ heading towards the ‘endgame’.

Dame Hilary, 68, whose scathing assessment of the Duchess of Cambridge as’ plastic ’caused a stir in 2013, said of the Queen:’ I wonder if she’s the only person who really believes in the monarchy now, and I know sure she believes with all her heart. ‘

The Wolf Hall author’s historical novels describe the cruel fate faced by royal consorts in Tudor times.

In an interview with the Daily Telegraph magazine yesterday, she said she wished the Queen had renounced to make way for Prince Charles.

“I understand she sees this as a sacred task … It’s a conflict because most of the world sees the Royal Family as a branch of show business.”

Reflecting on the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, Dame Hilary said that at the end of a long marriage, ordinary people sought a routine and could 'mourn naturally'

Reflecting on the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, Dame Hilary said that at the end of a long marriage, ordinary people sought a routine and could ‘mourn naturally’

When asked about the future of the Monarchy, she added, 'I think this is the end game.  I don't know how long the institution will last '

When asked about the future of the Monarchy, she added, ‘I think this is the end game. I don’t know how long the institution will last ‘

'No other family is expected to parade a very elderly, newly widowed lady in front of the TV cameras, and yet it is believed that they will'

‘No other family is expected to parade a very elderly, newly widowed lady in front of the TV cameras, and yet it is believed that they will’

Reflecting on the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, Dame Hilary said that at the end of any long marriage, ordinary people sought a routine and were ‘able to grieve naturally’, adding, ‘But what recent events are telling us is how far The agreements of the monarchy with the media have turned it into a self-punishing attitude.

No other family is expected to parade a very elderly, newly widowed lady in front of the TV cameras, and yet it is believed that that is what will happen – just as it is taken for granted that a new royal mother beaming on the stairs of the hospital will show up within a day of giving birth.

'I'm not sure it will last longer than William.  So I think it will be their last major era.  There is no legitimate public interest behind it '

‘I’m not sure it will last longer than William. So I think it will be their last major era. There is no legitimate public interest behind it ‘

“There is no legitimate public interest behind it.”

When asked about the future of the Monarchy, she added: ‘I think this is the end game. I don’t know how long the setup will take.

‘I’m not sure it will last longer than William. So I think it will be their last major era. ‘

Eight years ago, Dame Hilary dismissed Kate Middleton as a personality-free “mannequin” with a “plastic smile” whose “sole purpose and purpose” was to give birth.

Eight years ago, Dame Hilary dismissed Kate Middleton as a personality-free 'mannequin' with a 'plastic smile'

Eight years ago, Dame Hilary dismissed Kate Middleton as a personality-free ‘mannequin’ with a ‘plastic smile’

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