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People are rushing to defend Stacey Solomon after an old clip of her discussing the Royal Family resurfaced this week, following Queen Elizabeth II's passing.
In the viral video, taken from an episode of Loose Women back in 2018, Stacey confesses that she simply doesn't get 'why we're so obsessed' with the Royals - specifically talking about rumoured tensions between the Cambridges and the Sussexes.
When the clip went viral again this week, some royalists targeted the TV personality for her old comments all over again, but fans of Stacey were quick to defend her.
In the clip, Stacey questions her co-stars Christine Lampard, Linda Robson, and Jane Moore, pointing out: "I don’t get why we’re so obsessed with these humans that are exactly the same. It could be us four sitting there, I just don’t get it."
When Jane admitted that the royals were starting to become more like celebrities, Stacey countered: "To me, that’s all they are."
Later on in the widely-circulated clip, she added: "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 that money going to this entire family."
When the resurfaced video began to spark outrage among grieving royal fans, people made a point to step in and set the record straight for Stacey.
"Ffs it’s an old video from years ago," assured one viewer, before adding: "She has a point and is entitled to her opinion. Simmer down."
A second argued: "Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, as long as everyone shows each other respect I don’t see why it matters that she doesn’t understand the Royal Family."
A third fan added: "This is an old clip and she is entitled to her opinion. We didn’t vote for or ask for a royal family. Not everyone has to like them."
Meanwhile, a fourth penned: "Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I don’t agree with what she is saying… but I respect her opinion. Stop bullying!!"
This is the second time in 2022 that the clip of Stacey has gone viral - first resurfacing amid the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, and now following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
The monarch passed away on Thursday 8 September at age 96 in Balmoral, following a 70-year reign.
The Queen's son, Charles, has now been made King Charles III, while his wife Camilla the Queen Consort.
The Queen's funeral will be held on Monday 19 September, and will be marked as a national bank holiday.