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Madonna: Royals need star quality

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 directorial debut W.E. tells the story of King Edward VIII's love affair with American divorcee Wallis Simpson - told Grazia magazine she thinks royality such as Prince William and Kate Middleton should be treated like A-listers, not ambassadors for the country.
Madonna said: 'I think the royal family of the '30s and '40s 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 recently revealed she would like her next royal film to document the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's first 10 years of marriage - admitted she doesn't move in the same circles as the Windsors.
She said: 'I don't get invited to any of their parties!'

From Press Association Via Yahoo! News


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Good lord, will these so-called news reports please get their facts right. W.E. is NOT Madonna's directorial debut for gods sake. Can't count how many times I've seen this stated as facts. Embarrassing.

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