Madonna: 'Royals should be treated like A-listers'

Tuesday January 24, 2012

Madonna has said it is a shame the royal family aren't revered like movie stars any more.

The 53-year-old singer and director - whose is promoting her film W.E. about King Edward VIII's love affair with American divorcee Wallis Simpson - thinks Prince William and Kate Middleton should be treated like A-listers, not just ambassadors for the country. 

Madonna said: "I think the royal family of the Thirties and Forties were the stars of their day.

"Edward VIII was really like a movie star. People were in love with him. Now, with the royals, their role in society seems to be reduced to being ambassadors.

"I think it's a shame. I like the old-fashioned way."

But royal fan Madonna - who says she like to document the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's love story in a film - admits she doesn't move in the same circles as the Windsors.

She said: "I don't get invited to any of their parties!" 

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