Hilary Mantel: The Monarchy is facing 'the endgame... and it won't outlast ...

The Monarchy is facing 'the endgame... and it won't outlast William': Best-selling author Hilary Mantel says the Royals are on the way out and wishes the Queen had abdicated to make way for Prince Charles Dame Hilary, 68,  said she wished Queen had abdicated to make way for Charles She claims the Royal Family won't outlast William and there is no interest in it Author controversial after she called Kate a 'mannequin' with 'plastic smile' 

By Ian Gallagher for The Mail on Sunday

Published: 22:01 BST, 1 May 2021 | Updated: 22:09 BST, 1 May 2021

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Dame Hilary, 68, (pictured) whose withering assessment of the Duchess of Cambridge as 'plastic' caused an outcry in 2013

Dame Hilary, 68, (pictured) whose withering assessment of the Duchess of Cambridge as 'plastic' caused an outcry in 2013

Booker Prize winner Dame Hilary Mantel has delivered another Royal broadside, describing the Monarchy as a 'self-punishing institution' facing the 'endgame'.

Dame Hilary, 68, whose withering assessment of the Duchess of Cambridge as 'plastic' caused an outcry in 2013, said of the Queen: 'I wonder if she's the only person who really believes in the Monarchy now, and I'm sure she believes with all her heart.'

The Wolf Hall author's historical novels chronicle the brutal fate suffered by Royal consorts in Tudor times. 

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

'I understand she thinks of this as a sacred task… It's a conflict because most of the world sees the Royal Family as a branch of

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