Stacey Solomon addresses resurfaced clip of her hitting out at Royal Family
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Stacy Solomon has addressed a resurfaced clip of her slamming the Royal Family in the wake of Queen Elizabeth's death.
The singer turned television personality, 32, previously said that she 'doesn't get the obsession' with the monarchy, but she's now clarified her comments. You can see the original clip below:
Solomon made a point of stressing that her comments weren't made in the wake of the Queen's death on 8 September.
She told the Guardian that she 'didn’t say it on the Queen's passing' and argued that the resurfaced clip has been misrepresented following the death of Britain's longest reigning monarch.
Explaining her issues with the British Royal Family, Stacey said: "Some of our kids weren't even getting school lunches, and to know a huge amount of money is going to somebody who doesn't need it, I just couldn't get my head around that.
"I don't know why they can't exist just as a cool famous family. Why do they have to be head of anything and have that monetary contribution?"
Solomon's now controversial comments were made back in 2018, but they were reposted to social media this month and quickly went viral.
Solomon said on Loose Women: "I don't get why we're so obsessed with these humans that are exactly the same.
"I'm probably gonna be of the opinion of nobody else in the entire world but I just don't get it [the Royal Family]. I don't get any of it."
She went on to gesture to the other members of the Loose Women panel and said: "Like, it could be us four sitting there."
It was at this point in the discussion that Solomon's co-host Jane Moore said 'they're becoming celebrities' and Solomon agreed, adding: "That's all they are."
Moore went on to describe the now-late Queen as 'brilliant' and Solomon asked: "'But for what?"
She replied: "For duty, responsibility."
Another one of the hosts, Linda Robson, added: "She's always worked really hard, hasn't she."
This prompted Solomon to slam: "But I would work really hard if the whole country paid for me to have like 12 houses and work really hard."
After further discussion, Solomon said the taxpayers' money used to fund the monarchy could instead be used for other, more philanthropic purposes.
"It's freezing cold outside and people are homeless and these people [the Royals] have like houses to spare," the TV personality noted.
"It does sometimes become a little bit frustrating because I don't see the purpose of all of that money going to this one entire family."