The Royal Family is a poor way of maintaining influence in the world. We have diplomats and public figures who can do the same job at a fraction of the cost.
The image royals have generated in recent years has been poor at best. Members of the Royal Family have consistently been a source of embarrassment and international faux-pas - from Prince Phillip's offhand racist remarks on trips abroad to the scandals involving Prince Harry's nude bum. The Royals are not trained, qualified or accountable for the scandals they might create and are not the agents we want representing us.