The Brexit Party leader had previously vilified the Prince of Wales who he calls ‘Charlie boy’, for telling a 2008 EU summit that the North Polar ice cap could disappear completely by 2015. He also ranted about the Queen Mother, calling her an “overweight, chain-smoking gin drinker”. The comments were made at Sydney’s Conservative Political Action Conference where the media was barred from attending. In an attempt to track back on his comments, Mr Farage told the MailOnline he was a staunch supporter of the Royal Family.
He also clarified his comments on the Queen Mother.
He said: “I am a huge fan of the Queen and the Duke and have been honoured to meet them a couple of times, I am a big royalist but I have had public run-ins with Charles over politics.
“I said that the Queen Mother, who I hugely admired, had lived to 101 despite a non-healthy lifestyle and thus I hope that her daughter long outlived her.”
In an interview with Sky News Australia on Sunday Mr Farage recalled an incident during a European Parliament meeting, in which Prince Charles was present.
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After giving a speech on the burgeoning threat of melting polar ice caps, the room gave the Prince a standing ovation.
Mr Farage, however, admitted that he refused to stand.
He also expressed his distaste for Prince Charles and the younger royals.
He said: “All I can say is Charlie Boy is now in his 70s – may the Queen live a very, very long time.”
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He then revealed that he wants Prince William to live forever in order to stop Harry becoming King.
This marked a sharp turn in the interview, where he labelled Harry as the “Prince of Wokeness” in light of his growing passion for social justice.
His comments have caused a Twitter storm, with users debating whether he was right to criticise the royals.
Graham Smith, chief executive of anti-monarchy group Republic, told the MailOnline: “Farage is wrong to dismiss the issues Harry, Meghan and Charles focus on, but he’s free to criticise the Royal Family if he wants to – and he’s right to suggest the royals need to keep out of politics.”