Watch: Noel Gallagher: The monarchy as a thing is a bit farcical
Noel Gallagher has apparently said he believes the monarchy’s appeal is "dwindling" and that people only got so into the Jubilee because it meant time off work.
The former Oasis star, 55, said while he is not anti-royal, he thinks that “the monarchy as a thing is a bit farcical”, reported the Mirror.
And he suggested that many people enjoyed the recent Platinum Jubilee celebrations because of the long holiday from work, rather than because of what it represented.
After suggesting that people cared more about the Silver Jubilee, which was in 1977, he said: "Now, it’s appeal is dwindling, like religion.
“There are other things for people to be interested in.”
“The monarchy as a thing is a bit farcical – and if anybody thinks we are one’s subjects then they are very much mistaken,” he went on.
Gallagher also revealed that he was a bit taken aback when his own staff took time off for the Jubilee, and hadn't been planning to take the time off himself.
He said: “I was like, ‘f****** royalists in the music business? I’m not having the day off, you’re not having the day off’."
But he added that they "all had the day off".
The 'Flying On The Ground' singer has weighed in before when it comes to the royals.
Last year he was quoted as criticising Prince Harry in an interview.
He apparently spoke out over the royal making public comments about his family.
The chart star – who has a troubled relationship with his brother and former Oasis bandmate Liam Gallagher – was quoted as telling The Sun: "Prince Harry is coming across like a typical f****** woke snowflake.”