Music legend Robert Smith of The Cure fame has laid into the fawning media coverage over the coronation.
There is no doubt a LOT of people can’t get enough of the celebration. The Guardian reports: “High street retailers are reporting a “coronation effect” sales boost as shoppers make a last-minute dash to the shops to stock up on party fare including bunting, champagne and cakes for this weekend’s celebration.”
The coronation of King Charles III will take place tomorrow in a ceremony that will also crown his wife, Camilla, as Queen. Yep, we didn’t know that either…
The “slimmed-down” affair will see 2,000 guests, including political leaders, members of the royal family, and celebrities including Joanna Lumley will attend.
On the other side, bank holiday aside, couldn’t care less and are dumbstruck of the cost to the humble taxpayer.
We, the serfs, are forking out £100m (the palace have been tight lipped on exact cost as you can imagine) for Charlie boy to have his big day.
Aren’t we a generous lot?!
That is enough money to give all food banks in the UK a donation of more than £38,000 each. It is enough to cover the cost of 41 million free school meals. And it is enough to pay for 25 million copies of the Big Issue, reports The Big Issue.
Robert Smith coronation
So over to Robert Smith, were does he fall on the coronation debate?
Well, to no one’s surprise he isn’t a fan of the pageantry!
“They’ve never done anything, they’re fucking idiots,” he summed up.
Here you go…