Times caption: Thomas J Mace-Archer-Mills, 38, appeared on several BBC radio stations as well as an ITV documentary series
A piece in today’s Times, by Nadeem Badshah:
A royal wedding commentator who posed as an upper class Englishman to broadcasters from across the world has been outed as an Italian-American from upstate New York.
Thomas J Mace-Archer-Mills, head of the British Monarchist Foundation, was interviewed by several overseas TV channels during the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding last month. Wearing a bow tie, flat cap and tweed jacket, he advised the duchess not to upstage the royal family “especially when you’re coming in the way you are”.
He later tweeted an article describing him as “the most interviewed man” on the subject of the royal wedding.
In one clip, recorded outside Buckingham Palace before the ceremony, he said: “She is loud, she is American, she fights for her cause. We don’t do that here. We do things quietly, with dignity.
“Ms Markle is going to be a little bit challenged when it comes to that.”
He admitted yesterday that he was not an upper-class Englishman but an American, Tommy Muscatello Jr.
Mr Muscatello, 38, told The Wall Street Journal that he had got his new surname by combining “names of friends and distant relations” and had an agreement with two — unrelated — Britons that he could call them his grandfather and grandmother.
His website lists appearances on several BBC radio stations as well as the ITV documentary series Royal Stories.
He said he identified more as British than American and had been obsessed with the UK from a young age. He began ending conversations with “God save the Queen”, and adopted an English accent despite living in Bolton Landing, a hamlet in upstate New York.
Thomas Muscatello Sr said: “He told me, ‘Dad, someday I want to move over there and be part of what’s going on’.”
Mr Muscatello said The Wall Street Journal had “breached journalistic trust” in its reporting on him. “Many of the facts in the article are inaccurate,” he said. “The WSJ chose not to adhere to the facts or their integrity.”
A couple of comments online:
The teeth are a dead giveaway.
If men can decide to be women, white self identify as black, then why not an American improving themselves by becoming British! ???
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