Prince William 'the woke' – David Starkey makes end of monarchy claim in damning assessment of future king

The Duke of Cambridge came under fire for his progressive attitude

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Broadcaster and historian David Starkey branded the Duke of Cambridge as "woke William" in an interview with GB News presenter Mark Steyn.

When probed by Mark on the supposed "crash of the Commonwealth", Mr Starkey branded Prince William as "woke" following controversial comments from his father Prince Charles at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda.

Representing the Queen at the meeting, the future monarch caused a stir after he criticised the Government's policy to send migrants to Rwanda.

The broadcaster and historian then made a claim about the end of the monarchy, with the Duke of Cambridge.

He added: "I've decided to christen him William the woke, so we can have the notion of the monarchy beginning with William the Conqueror and ending with William the woke."

David Starkey spoke with Mark Steyn
David Starkey spoke with Mark Steyn
The Duke of Cambridge was branded 'Woke William'
The Duke of Cambridge was branded 'Woke William'

The Royal Family have been brandished as increasingly woke in recent weeks, with reports suggesting Meghan Markle would travel to Washington DC to protest again the overturning of Roe vs Wade.

Republicans have slammed her for attempting to "insert drama" into US politics, after she spoke to activist Gloria Steinem, urging citizens to vote in the November midterms.

Republican Lisa McClain (R-MI) said: "This is just another attempt from the ex-royals to insert their British drama in American politics.

"I don’t think anyone on this side of the pond cares for Meghan Markle’s opinion on killing babies.

"However, I think her running for President would be a great episode for The Crown."

She also urged people to vote in the November midterms, in a move into US politics, supported by her "feminist" husband Prince Harry.

Meghan is reportedly fuming over the ruling, expressing her frustration to activist Gloria Steinem in an interview in Vogue, saying: "Well, Gloria, it seems as though you and I will be taking a trip to DC together soon."

The Duchess of Sussex maintained her strong views, urging men to be "more vocal" with their anger at the overturning of Roe vs Wade, revealing her husband Harry's response to the Supreme Court's decision last Friday was "guttural".

She added: "My husband and I talked about that a lot over the past few days. He's a feminist too."

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are notably vocal in expressing their views on political activism, and recently hired former aide to Barack Obama, Miranda Barbot, who was paramount in his successful reelection campaign in 2012.