Kate Middleton may have turned huge swathes of right-minded idiots into fawning sycophants with her Bambi-like innocence and impeccable pensioner style, but to miserable Mancunian half-wit Morrissey the lady is a tramp.
Or to be more accurate, a "cunning parasite." The former vocal puppet with The Smiths is notoriously anti-royalist and let rip like a diseased fart in a recent interview with ZulaMuzik about his feelings on the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince Harry and the rest of the royal brood.
Using Paul McCartney as an unwitting stooge to lay into the Buckingham Palace brigade, the eighties icon began his rant by calling the aging Beatle something akin to a silly tart for not only accepting his knighthood but calling it "fabulous."
Snarling like a rabid dog on steroids, Mozza barked that Macca was silly because the Queen wasn't "fabulous" and confessed he found it quite breathtaking that the royal family have "gotten away with it for so long." He later quipped that Kate Middleton and the rest of the privileged bunch weren't royal to him but were nothing more than "cunning parasites."
Strangely enough during the course of the same interview, Morrissey made the sober announcement that if he was offered a knighthood (cue the laughter) he wouldn't accept it because in his view the honor was nothing more than means of whipping unruly celebs into line.
Why anyone wouldn't want to join the ranks of the same band of impossibly cool and creditable outlaws which include amongst their number, Sir Elton of John and Sir Cliff of Richard beggar belief.
However Morrissey has his reasons and explained, "Obviously, when anyone is made 'Sir' or given a royal gong, it quietens them down and they trot into line. I am proud of David Bowie for refusing a knighthood. Albert Finney also refused."
Perhaps John Lennon said it better when he returned his MBE and said, "I know I sold my soul when I received it [the medal], but now I have helped redeem it, in the name of peace"Â—which, to be fair, is a bit more articulate and meaningful than Paul McCartney grinning like an idiot whilst waving his thumbs in photographer's faces and chirping, "It's fabulous."