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Thomas James Mace-Archer-Mills is an American commentator on the British royal family. In 2012 he founded the British Monarchist Society,[2] an organisation that supports the monarchy of the United Kingdom.[3]

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

(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

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-American and Irish-American 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 "Incorporation" (PDF). Cardiff: Companies House. 22 June 2012. Archived from the original on 8 June 2019. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Thomas J. Mace Archer-Mills". bmsf.org.uk. Retrieved June 2, 2018.
  3. ^ "Our Aims". bmsf.org.uk. Retrieved June 2, 2018.
  4. ^ The Economist (July 21, 2016), A monarchist and a republican go head to head, retrieved June 3, 2018
  5. ^ Ridgwell, Henry. "Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Wed". VOA. Retrieved June 9, 2018.
  6. ^ "Notre Europe : le Royal Wedding approche". Europe 1 (in French). Retrieved June 3, 2018.
  7. ^ "SRF fällt auf falschen Experten herein". 20 Minuten (in German). Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  8. ^ Comedy Central (May 15, 2018), What's Wrong with the British Monarchy? - The Jim Jefferies Show - Uncensored, retrieved June 5, 2018
  9. ^ "Podrobnosti TV Filming 1 – Thomas Mace-Archer-Mills". tmacearchermills.com. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  10. ^ "Thomas J. Mace-Archer-Mills on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  11. ^ a b c d e Hope, Bradley (May 31, 2018). "British Expert on the Royal Family Is Actually Tommy From Upstate New York". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved June 3, 2018.
  12. ^ a b Daily Blast LIVE (May 31, 2018), EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Royal Expert Exposed, retrieved June 3, 2018
  13. ^ Inside Edition (June 1, 2018), 'Royal Expert' Exposed as American: 'I Never Said I Was from Great Britain', retrieved June 9, 2018
  14. ^ Waterson, Jim (May 31, 2018). "Posh royal expert exposed as Tommy from upstate New York". the Guardian. Retrieved June 3, 2018.
  15. ^ "Royal wedding expert Thomas who appeared on multiple news programmes exposed as Tommy from New York". The Independent. Retrieved June 3, 2018.
  16. ^ "John Oliver accuses fake royal expert of being too British". Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  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. June 7, 2018. Retrieved June 9, 2018.
  18. ^ "BRITISH MONARCHIST SOCIETY - Overview". Companies House. Retrieved June 3, 2018.
  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 August 9, 2018.
  22. ^ "This Pro-Saudi Tory MP Was Paid £15,000 For His Work On A Conference Criticising Qatar". BuzzFeed. Retrieved August 9, 2018.

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