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Clark Collis
April 28, 2011 AT 05:56 PM EDT

In an interview with BBC radio, Morrissey has declared that he will not be watching tomorrow’s Royal Wedding. He also criticized the royals for being “benefit scroungers.”

“Why would I watch the wedding?” said the ex-Smiths singer. “I couldn’t take any of that seriously at all. 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 they are benefit scroungers, nothing else. 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.”

Morrissey previously poked at Prince Charles on the title track of the seminal 1986 Smiths album The Queen is Dead: “I said Charles, don’t you ever crave / To appear on the front of the Daily Mail / Dressed in your mother’s bridal veil?”

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