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Thomas James Mace-Archer-Mills is an American commentator on the British royal family. He is founder of the British Monarchist Society,[2] an organisation that supports the British Monarchy[3] that was set up by himself in 2012.

Thomas Mace-Archer-Mills
Thomas J Mace-Archer-Mills in 2018
Born
Thomas James Muscatello

(1979-08-18) August 18, 1979 (age 39)[1]
NationalityAmerican
Other namesThomas James Muscatello-DeLecroix
Thomas James Muscatello-DeLecroix-Mills [1]
Education
Years active2012–present
Known forCommentary on the British Royal Family Charlatan

He has been interviewed as a supporter of the British Monarchy in both domestic and international media including BBC Radio, The Economist,[4] Voice of America,[5] Europe 1,[6] SRG SSR,[7] Comedy Central [8] and NTV Russia.[9] During the wedding of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, he provided commentary for the French news channel BFM TV.[10]

On the 31 May 2018, the Wall Street Journal conducted a background investigation into Thomas,[11] resulting in an article containing accusations that he was a charlatan.[12][13][14][15][16]

A week after the article, Thomas did a rebuttal interview in The Sun newspaper.[17] He also pointed out that his work at the British Monarchist Society is voluntary, and he does not charge for interviews.

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BackgroundEdit

Thomas was born in Glens Falls, New York and grew up in Bolton Landing, New York. His father, Thomas Sr. is of Italian descent,[11] and his mother Regina is of British and Irish heritage.[17] In his youth, he gained an interest in British History and had visited the United Kingdom extensively as a teenager. While at high school, his anglophilia was so strong that he started to use the phrase “God save the Queen" and also attempted to speak in a British accent. Thomas learned the accent while he was working on a high school production of the musical Oliver! in which he played Mr. Sowerberry. This learned voice has now completely replaced his native Upstate New York accent, even when he visits his family back in America.[11]

He studied politics and history at Coastal Carolina University, and after graduating became a real estate agent in New York State under the auspices of Imperial Group International, where he used the name Thomas J Muscatello-DeLacroix. [11] Later, he moved back to South Carolina into the town of Murrells Inlet as a brokerage owner. He eventually settled in to London in 2012 which he became a property consultant, and founded the British Monarchist Society.[18] He has said that he is currently applying for British citizenship.[11][12] He has written and published two coffee-table books about the British monarchy and cocktails, To the Queen: A Royal Drinkology in 2012 [19] and Their Majesties’ Mixers: A Royal Drinkology in 2017.[20]

In 2004, he was involved in a near-fatal car accident in Murrells Inlet, from a driver crossing the central reserve and hitting his vehicle head-on.[citation needed]

British Monarchist SocietyEdit

The British Monarchist Society is non-partisan monarchist organisation started by Thomas Mace-Archer-Mills in 2012 as a private limited company under guarantee.[1] In 2017, Mace-Archer-Mills and the society was involved in a conference called the Qatar Global Security & Stability Conference, which was set-up by London-based Qatari opposition leader Khalid al-Hail.[21] The conference in question notably included speakers such as Conservative MP, Daniel Kaczynski.[22]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c As stated on the British Monarchist Society's company incorporation documents at Companies House here
  2. ^ "Thomas J. Mace Archer-Mills. | British Monarchist Society". bmsf.org.uk. Retrieved 2018-06-02.
  3. ^ "Our Aims | British Monarchial Society". bmsf.org.uk. Retrieved 2018-06-02.
  4. ^ The Economist (2016-07-21), A monarchist and a republican go head to head | The Economist, retrieved 2018-06-03
  5. ^ Ridgwell, Henry. "Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Wed". VOA. Retrieved 2018-06-09.
  6. ^ "Notre Europe : le Royal Wedding approche". Europe 1 (in French). Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  7. ^ "SRF fällt auf falschen Experten herein". 20 Minuten (in German). Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  8. ^ Comedy Central (2018-05-15), What's Wrong with the British Monarchy? - The Jim Jefferies Show - Uncensored, retrieved 2018-06-05
  9. ^ "Podrobnosti TV Filming 1 – Thomas Mace-Archer-Mills". tmacearchermills.com. Retrieved 2018-06-04.
  10. ^ "Thomas J. Mace-Archer-Mills on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  11. ^ a b c d e Hope, Bradley (2018-05-31). "British Expert on the Royal Family Is Actually Tommy From Upstate New York". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  12. ^ a b Daily Blast LIVE (2018-05-31), EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Royal Expert Exposed, retrieved 2018-06-03
  13. ^ Inside Edition (2018-06-01), 'Royal Expert' Exposed as American: 'I Never Said I Was from Great Britain', retrieved 2018-06-09
  14. ^ Waterson, Jim (2018-05-31). "Posh royal expert exposed as Tommy from upstate New York". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  15. ^ "Royal wedding expert Thomas who appeared on multiple news programmes exposed as Tommy from New York". The Independent. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  16. ^ "John Oliver accuses fake royal expert of being too British". Retrieved 2018-06-04.
  17. ^ a b "New Yorker who posed as a posh Brit for Royal Wedding TV coverage says he's felt 'under attack' since being exposed as he tells haters to 'bugger off'". The Sun. 2018-06-07. Retrieved 2018-06-09.
  18. ^ "BRITISH MONARCHIST SOCIETY - Overview". Companies House. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  19. ^ 1979-, DeLacroix-Mills, Thomas J. M. Mace Archer, (2012). To the queen- : a royal drinkology : the diamond jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 1952-2012. London: Diamond Rose & Crown Ltd. ISBN 9780957267503. OCLC 828180962.
  20. ^ 1979-, DeLacroix-Mills, Thomas J. M. Mace Archer,. Their Majesties' mixers : "when they reign, they pour" : a royal drinkology. Croydon, Surrey. ISBN 9781911425991. OCLC 999609513.
  21. ^ "A Qatari exile, a spin war, and a 'cack-handed' push for a coup". Middle East Eye. Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  22. ^ "This Pro-Saudi Tory MP Was Paid £15,000 For His Work On A Conference Criticising Qatar". BuzzFeed. Retrieved 2018-08-09.

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