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'We are blessed to have them': Fury as Wolf Hall author Hilary Mantel claims the royals are facing 'the endgame' and 'won't outlast William' 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'  But her latest comments have sparked a strong defence from royal supporters

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

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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.' 

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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

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.'

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Another said: 'In a transient world, the UK is lucky to have a monarchy. 

'We have a constant, something to depend on. Her

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