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Prince George has been criticised by a 52-year-old British Council employee on Facebook and branded as 'privileged'. Chris Jackson/ Getty Images

A senior manager at the British Council which promotes UK culture worldwide has caused anger after she attacked three-year-old Prince George on Facebook for being "privileged, rich and living off public money."

Angela Gibbon, 52, wrote under a picture of Prince George posted to Facebook: "White privilege. That cheeky grin is the (already locked-in) innate knowledge he's royal, rich, advantaged and will never know ANY difficulties or hardships in life."

She went on to say: "Let's find photos of 3yo Syrian refugee children and see if they look alike, eh?

The head of Global Estates at the British Council added: " I know he's only two years old, but Prince George already looks like a f****** d***h***," she added, according to The Sun.

When even her own friends criticised her for making those comments, the 52-year-old defended her posting, saying: "I have a multi-faceted political opinion. That's not hate, and I hate no human being on this planet as an individual."

Gibbins added: "But I do disagree with the system that creates privilege of any sort. And I have a dedication to calling that out for what it is."

Facebook user Alex Browne replied to her post, saying: "You look at a smiling child and this is the kind of stuff you think? You need some time off the internet."

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Angela Gibbins, the 52-year-old British Council employee who posted a statement on Facebook about Prince George. Linkedin

However, Gibbins stood her ground saying: "I'm sound in my socialist, atheist and republican opinions. I don't believe the royal family have any place in a modern democracy, lest of all when they live on public money. That's privilege and it needs to end."

The British Council, which has a Royal Charter and the Queen as its patron, has promised to investigate. In a statement, the council said: "This comment was made on a private social media account. It has absolutely no connection to the British Council and does not represent the views of the British Council. That said, we expect the highest standards of our staff and we will be investigating the matter further."