Noel Gallagher thinks the appeal of the royal family is ‘diminishing’ and the monarchy is ‘wacky’
Noel Gallagher believes most people think ‘it doesn’t matter’ about the royal family.
The former Oasis star thinks Brits only care about the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee because they got extra leave.
Noel, 55, said he was surprised when his staff told him they were taking the holidays because “the music industry shouldn’t stop for the monarchy”.
He said: “Some of the people who work for me, I was like, ‘See you tomorrow.’
“I was like, ‘fucking royalists in the music industry?’ I don’t have a day off, you don’t have a day off.” Anyway, they all had a day off.
Noel said the 1977 Silver Jubilee was more important. “Now its appeal is diminishing, like religion,” he said.
“There are other things people are interested in.
“I have a security guard who is a royalist, he is really ‘this great country’, one of them.
“But they’re overshadowed by people who are like ‘whatever, thanks for the day off but whatever’.
“Monarchy as a thing is a bit far-fetched – and if anyone thinks we are its subjects, they are very much mistaken.”
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Noel admits he will be sad when the Queen, 96, dies as he cannot remember a time when she was not head of state.
He said he felt sorry for his heir Prince Charles and his sons William and Harry as they were born into the institution.
He said: “When the queen dies it will be kind of a big deal because she has lived our whole life. I’m not anti-royal or anything. I don’t hate the queen or any of them, they were all born into it.
“They are the keepers of what England is all about, the crown jewels and all that. I wouldn’t shoot them all – as I said many times in the 90s – but I’m not a royalist at all, but I don’t hate them either.
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