April 27, 2011 9:22

Morrissey brands Royal Family 'benefit scroungers' ahead of Will and Kate's wedding

Ex-Smiths man won't be watching the royal wedding on Friday (April 29)

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Morrissey has accused the royal family of being "benefit scroungers" ahead of Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding this Friday (April 29).

In an interview broadcast on BBC 5live this morning (April 27), the singer said he won't be watching the wedding, which is set to be seen by a global audience of two billion people.

"Why would I watch the wedding? Why would I watch it?" Morrissey said. "I couldn't take any of that seriously. I don't think the so-called royal family speak for England now and I don't think England needs them. I do seriously believe that they are benefit scroungers and nothing else. I don't believe they serve any purpose whatsoever."

Morrissey added: "The press reports from Buckingham Palace tell you that people love them, but go out now and speak to people on the street and they will laugh at you. They really will."

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