Comedian and actress Joy Behar believed the future of the Royal Family was under threat as they were becoming “less exciting” since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s departure. She explained the world pays the most attention to the British Royal Family but its pulling power has been diminished as members are now seen as “boring”. Ms Behar believed it was a mistake to get rid completely of Prince Harry and Meghan and that the US has gladly welcomed them in with open arms.
Speaking to US chatshow The View, Ms Behar was invited by co-host Whoopi Goldberg to share her opinions on the Royal Family and whether it should be abolished.
She told the show: “As I’ve said before, this particular monarchy is the only one in the world that anybody pays attention to it seems to me.
“Nobody’s checking for the king of Brunei or the Netherlands or the Solomon Islands they’re only interested in this crowd.
“And the world pays attention to them because they have great PR.
“Now, what’s gonna happen to the PR when the Queen is gone – she’s been holding it together for almost 100 years.
“William is sweet and he’s kind of boring, Kate is lovely, but also no one’s really excited about them.
“And they got rid of the two that really were the upstarts, Harry and Megan, those were the two that were going to give some juice.
“They got rid of them so that was a mistake and I don’t think that England is ready to be stuck with Charles and Camilla.”
She added: “I just don’t think they’re that exciting and so they could really go the way of the Whig Party.”
Several shows have held phone-ins and debates on the future of the Royal Family as many question its role in the modern world.
The death of Prince Philip and reports of Prince Charles “stepping up” to take over from the Queen has brought the issue to the forefront of the monarchy.
But despite concerns over the future of the Royal Family, many family members have seen a positive uptick in their popularity – according to a YouGov poll.
Prince Edward saw the largest rise out of any royal which saw his popularity rise from 41 percent to 54 percent in March.
Prince Harry and Meghan were the only royals to see a decrease in their popularity.
The Duke of Sussex recently made an appearance at charity concert Vax Live where he delivered a speech urging governments to distribute vaccines to all.
The concert raised more than $40million for the World Health Organisation’s COVAX scheme which promises to deliver vaccines to the most vulnerable and most remote communities in the world.