While many of us may be huge royalists, it seems Loose Women panellist Stacey Solomon just isn’t a fan of the most famous family in the world.
During yesterday’s live episode, Stacey featured on the panel with Christine Lampard, Linda Robson and Jane Moore, discussing the upcoming royal wedding between Harry and Meghan and the huge impact they will have on society as a couple.
The country has been swept up with the news of the royal wedding in recent months, however the former X Factor star and I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! winner claims she just doesn’t understand what all of the fuss is about.
“I just don’t get it, I don’t get any of it. I don’t get why we’re so obsessed with these humans that are exactly the same [as us]. It could be us four sitting there.” she admitted on the show.
It was evident that Stacey was the only anti-royal amongst her three other panellists, with Jane admitting that she believes the “Queen is brilliant”. The 55-year-old did, however, go on to add that the younger royals are now becoming “celebrities” in the way in which they are portrayed.
Linda also added that despite the grand lifestyle the royals lead, the Queen has always put her duties first: “I love the Queen, and she’s always worked really hard.” she said.
Stacey hit back and added: “But I would work hard, too, if the whole country paid for me to have, like, 12 houses. It’s freezing cold outside and people are homeless and these people have houses to spare. And it does sometimes become a little bit frustrating because I don’t see the purpose of all of that money going to this entire family.”
“Sorry, sorry to everyone!” she went on to say.
Stacey’s reaction doesn’t come as much of a shock though, as she made pretty much the same response back in November when Harry and Meghan announced their engagement. Although she stated that the news was ‘exciting’; she’s just not one to join in with the hype so it seems.
When asked whether she will be tying the knot anytime soon with long-term partner and presenter Joe Swash, Stacey admitted those sorts of plans weren’t in her immediate plan.
‘I joke about it but I’m not in any hurry,’ Stacey said. ‘I want birds to get me dressed, the hen do – I’m not really bothered about the contractual part of it; I definitely want the jewellery,’ she joked. ‘Marriage is great, but I’m not sure I want that contract just yet.’
With the recent snowfall hitting Britain over the past few days, Stacey gushed over Joe’s hilarious snow blunder during yesterday’s live show. She described the occasion as one of her ‘fondest memories’ and added: “I was overjoyed he hurt himself and I’d been warning him for ages.” Joe was filmed by Stacey falling over in the snow after a minor snowboarding accident.
In fact, she found the moment so hilarious, that she uploaded the footage onto her Instagram profile, accompanied by the caption: “Me: Babe don’t snowboard here there’s too many rocks, babe you don’t have the right shoes, bub please don’t snowboard here it’s dangerous…
“*Joe continues to mount board as though my voice is on another frequency* – Cue Video.”
Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Meghan publicly announced that they will be inviting thousands of the public to their big day which is set to go ahead in May.
It’s not just anyone who will be eligible for this priceless invite though. The pair have decided to allow charity workers, local school children and those who are active in their community to watch the ceremony at Windsor Castle.
Kensington Palace confirmed that 2640 members of the public will be invited to attend the special occasion. On top of this figure, it’s been reported that 530 staff members from the royal households will also be in attendance.
On behalf of the couple, a spokesperson said: “Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have said they want their wedding day to be shaped so as to allow members of the public to feel part of the celebrations too.
“This wedding, like all weddings, will be a moment of fun and joy that will reflect the characters and values of the bride and groom.”
Another spokesperson also added: “The couple has asked that the people chosen are from a broad range of backgrounds and ages, including young people who have shown strong leadership, and those who have served their communities,”
Don’t be too disappointed if you aren’t eligible to attend though – on the day of the ceremony set to occur on 19th May, the couple will be parading through Windsor town centre by carriage, with the aim of meeting and greeting as many members of the public as possible.
In true Prince Harry style, things will turn wild when it comes to the reception, as 90’s girl band the Spice Girls are rumoured to be performing.
Former band member Mel B, otherwise known as ‘Scary Spice’ hinted that the band will be reuniting for the monumental occasion after receiving an invite from the prince himself. Poked to spill the gossip, Mel confessed: “Yeah, I’m going… I don’t know if I should’ve said that!”
However, when asked to confirm whether or not the band will be making a comeback for the event, Mel looked down awkwardly, before bursting out: “Yes they are performing! Yes! I need to go. I’m going to be fired.”
Prince Harry first met the Spice Girls shortly after his mother’s death in 1997 at a charity concert. At the time, 13-year-old Harry admitted that the meet-and-greet with the girl band was the ‘best day of this life’.
The young prince was said to be ‘fussed over’ by Mel B and Victora Beckham (a.k.a Posh Spice), while Emma Bunton (otherwise known as Baby Spice) planted a huge kiss on his cheek.
In fact, their first meeting went so well, that Prince Charles and Harry later invited the girl band for tea at Highgrove in 1998 – lucky them!