London: Pop star Madonna thinks the way the British royal family`s role has changed is a shame.
The ‘W.E.’ filmmaker thinks monarchs of the past were like celebrities to the public, whereas these days, the ruling family is simply viewed as "ambassadors".
"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," contactmusic.com quoted the 53-year-old as saying.
"Now, the royals` role in society seems to be reduced to being ambassadors. I think it`s a shame in a way. I like the old-fashioned way."