The Smiths' Morrissey: 'Royals are benefit scroungers'

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The singer and songwriter Morrissey has told the BBC he believes the Royal family are benefit scroungers who do not speak for England.

Reporting on BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast, Colin Paterson said the former lead singer of The Smiths called the future Mrs Windsor 'Kate Muddleton'.

"Why would I watch the wedding?" Morrissey asked. "I do seriously believe that they are benefit scroungers, nothing else."

You can hear other BBC Radio 5 live highlights by visiting the Best Bits section on the website.

5 live Breakfast broadcasts Monday - Friday, 0600-1000 on BBC Radio 5 live.

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