MIRROR Online: LONDON, England, By Joel Leaver – American radio host Howard Stern has described the news coverage over the Queen ‘s death as “annoying,” expressing interest in outlets focusing on politicians instead.
Stern, 68, is known for being outspoken and regularly shares his opinions on his self-titled series The Howard Stern Show, which is broadcast daily on the radio station Sirius XM.
A recent episode of the show saw him question the extent of news coverage in the US surrounding the monarchy following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8.
He said in the broadcast earlier this week: “It’s weird traditions and everything. And I’m like, Jesus, enough with the Queen! I mean, it’s America. We don’t have a Queen.”
Stern commented that the Queen seemed like a “nice lady,” but explained that he is keen for the news to focus on Donald Trump following recent political events.
He said: “The Queen was a nice lady, I guess. My whole life the Queen has been the same queen. There’s a tradition there and she did her duty to her country, I get it, I get it.”
The former America’s Got Talent judge however added during the show: “But we gotta get back to Trump.”
And when asked if he didn’t like the “distraction” of the late monarch’s death, the radio presenter responded: “No. It’s like annoying. Everyone wants to hear about Trump.”
Stern referenced the raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida that happened last month, suggesting that he wants to hear updates about that – rather than royal news.
Extensive coverage surrounding the monarchy is expected to continue until at least Monday (September 19), which is when the Queen’s state funeral will be held in London.
The Queen’s state funeral is due to be televised next week – Getty Images
The ceremony at Westminster Abbey will be televised and it’s predicted that it will be the ‘most watched broadcast of all time ‘, with international viewers able to tune into it.
The Queen passed away on September 8 at Balmoral Castle. Her eldest son, formerly known as Prince Charles, has now ascended to the throne as King Charles III.
Top Feature Photo: Howard Stern has spoken about the ongoing coverage of the monarchy following the Queen’s death – GETTY Images