Graham Smith told Express.co.uk that only Prince Harry himself or Parliament can remove the Duke of Sussex from the Royal Family’s line of succession. Republic is an organisation that campaigns for Queen Elizabeth II to be replaced with a democratic, elected head of state.
Mr Smith said: “It is not up to the Royal Family what the line of succession is, it is not their decision to make.
“It is Parliament’s decision to make, the only person that can remove Harry from the line of succession apart from Parliament is Harry himself.
“Which again just highlights the stupidity of our monarchy.
“The royals have absolutely no power on that matter.
“I think the public and Parliament would not tolerate a move to find someone further down the line if something caused others to be removed from the line whether that is death or abdication.
“They may perhaps tolerate William but that is about as far as they would go.
“I would think if it starts going further down the line people are going to be saying we need to have a discussion about this because we did not expect it and did not want it so maybe we should start choosing who our head of state is going to be.”
Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams has previously criticised Republic’s view on the monarchy.
Mr Fitzwilliams said: “[The Royal Family] benefits Britain financially in several other ways, through tourism, the benefits from royal trips abroad to British…