Transcript for Future of the Royal Baby and Family
All the best. Let's talk about this with tina brown, after the best-elling book on princess diana, "the diana chronicles." Seems like this is a royal renaissance. When you consider that windsor castle was burned down IN THE END OF THE TOth CENTURY, The public didn't want to pay for the renovation. The monarchy was so unpopular. You had candles, being leaked. And there was a sense that the royal family lost their appeal. But they have rebrand pd. Now that prince william is so modern and contemporary, and he brings in this girl. She is not royal. They met him, woo her, get to know her. And they worked out this trick of being very elegant. Very royal. And in a deep sense. But also, making a connection. That's what's charming about it. The fact that kate is a very contemporary girl. She's fashionable and hip. But she's always a lady. That's so great. That's one of the reasons why she's become such an icon. Many more years before this little king gets to be king. How do you see the royal family evolving and that role evolving? This monarch, queen elizabeth ii, none of that will get disbanded while she's there. But by the time we get to william, there will be much more european kind of monarchy, which is more of a p.R. Role, and less of a grand role. I would be surprised if future kings don't live that in buckingham palace. I believe that it's going to reduce in that sense. But at the same time, they're always going to be there. I think you won't have, for instance, so many relatives involved. The queen has to pay for all of these dukes and duchesses. They're minor royals. But they're hanging out. A downsized monarchy. It will be their contemporary icon to lead their country. Tina proun, thank you very much. There's going to be a special
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