Howard Stern hits out at ‘annoying’ coverage of Queen Elizabeth II’s death in the US
adio personality Howard Stern has branded America’s constant coverage of Queen Elizabeth II’s death as “annoying” and a “distraction”.
Her Majesty’s death aged 96 is being covered by media around the world while her funeral on Monday is expected to be the most watched global broadcast in history.
However opinated Stern has voiced his annoyance over the coverage surrounding the monarch’s death across the pond.
The 68-year-old suggested that that attention should be placed back on former President Donald Trump after the FBI searched his estate.
As reported by PageSix, he told co-host Robin Quivers on the Howard Stern Show on Monday: “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.
“I mean, I get it. The Queen was a nice lady, I guess. My whole life the Queen has been the same Queen and there’s a tradition there and she did her duty to her country, I get it, I get it, I get it.
“But we’ve got to get back to Trump, where those papers are that they found at Mar-A-Lago.”
And when asked if he didn’t like the “distraction” of the late monarch’s death, the American shock jock responded: “No. It’s like annoying. Everyone wants to hear about Trump.”
His comments come as The Queen was handed to the care of the nation for a period of lying in state in Westminster Hall on Wednesday.
Shortly after the arrival of the coffin at Westminster Hall, US President Joe Biden said he had spoken to the King to offer his condolences and shared the “great admiration of the American people” for the Queen.
Charles III also spoke to France’s President Emmanuel Macron, president of Ireland Michael D Higgins and the governors general of Australia, Canada and Jamaica, who all expressed their sympathy.
Just after 5pm members of the public were allowed into the hall and filed past the Queen’s coffin, silently filing past and stopping to bow their heads to say “thank you” for her service.
A record global TV audience of more than 4billion people is expected to watch the Queen’s state funeral on Monday, industry experts have said.