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- Posted on Apr 28th 2011 5:33AM by Chris Cope
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As the UK -- or some parts of it, at least -- prepares to revel in the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on Friday, April 29, Morrissey was predictably less than enthused about the event.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4 (via BBC News), the former Smiths frontman talked about his nickname for Middleton -- "Kate Muddleton" -- and took time to lament the British monarchy.
"Why would I watch the wedding?" he 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, nothing else," he added. "I don't believe they serve any purpose whatsoever. I'm not an anarchist, but I believe that people don't want the Royal family -- the so-called Royal family. They're not royal to me, but they're royal to the media for some reason."