By James Robinson for MailOnline and Ian Gallagher For The Mail On Sunday
Published: 14:30 BST, 2 May 2021 | Updated: 14:31 BST, 2 May 2021
Social media users have jumped to the defence of the Queen after author Dame Hilary Mantel described the Monarchy as a 'self-punishing institution' facing the 'endgame'.
Booker Prize winner Dame Hilary, 68, who sparked outcry in 2013 by describing the Duchess of Cambridge as having a 'plastic' smile 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.'Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
But the Wolf Hall author's comments have sparked an ardent defence by supporters of the Royal Family, who have rushed to Twitter to hit back at Dame Hilary's prediction.
One Twitter user said 'we are blessed' to have the royal family, while another praised the Queen saying she 'continues to inspire daily'.
Dame Hilary, 68, (pictured) whose withering assessment of the Duchess of Cambridge as 'plastic' caused an outcry in 2013
One person wrote of Dame Hilary's comments: 'Absolute load of tosh. All the statistics say that we as a nation are behind the monarchy.
'I think there have been a few smear attempts this weekend at the royals and especially their future but I think we are blessed to have them.'Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Another said: 'In a transient world, the UK is lucky to have a monarchy.
'We have a constant, something to depend on. Her