When a major royal event takes place in Britain, the images of public joy broadcast worldwide make it appear as though the nation is united in its adoration of the royal family, but that's not actually the case. In fact, quite a few celebs simply can't stand the royal family.
J.K. Rowling's beloved series of Harry Potter novels became a worldwide phenomenon after Warner Bros. began adapting them for the big screen in the early 2000s.
The films rejuvenated the British film industry, even creating a spike in U.K. tourism. Ironically, Daniel Radcliffe, the main star of the franchise, doesn't at all agree with how Great Britain is run.
When the Daily Beast asked Radcliffe if he's a royalist, he answered:
"Not at all. […] I just don't see the use of the monarchy, though I'm a fierce patriot."
And just in case that left any room for ambiguity, he added:
"I think the monarchy symbolizes a lot of what was wrong with the country."
Radcliffe was one of the many people who were offended by Prince Harry's decision to wear a Nazi uniform — complete with swastika armband — to a fancy costume party in 2005. After criticizing the costume to the Daily Beast, Radcliffe emphasized:
"My dad is Northern Irish and my mum is Jewish. That's working blood. Though I am not religious in the least, I am very proud to be Jewish."
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Daniel Radcliffe: Not a royalist | 0:17
Tracey Ullman rips into royals | 1:23
Morrissey is not amused | 2:51
Eddie Izzard: Not "into royalty" | 4:18
Colin Firth's royal "problem" | 5:15
Russell Brand's royal ranting | 6:09
The Sex Pistols weren't fans | 7:17
Noel Gallagher: The royals are 'clowns' | 8:35
Danny Boyle criticized royal fever | 9:23
Johnny Marr royally opposes royalty | 10:39
Honor Blackman declined an honor | 11:30