Queen Elizabeth has been praised as ''magnificent''.

Tom Parker Bowles - whose mother Camilla is married to heir to The Throne Prince Charles - says he believes in the Monarchy and thinks it is better to have a royal family than an elected official.

He told the Daily Telegraph newspaper: ''I really believe in the monarch. The queen is magnificent and I'd far rather we had the royal family than some ghastly elected politician like Ken Livingstone.''

Tom isn't the only fan of the royal, 'Black Eyed Peas' rapper is in awe of the royal family and in particular the monarch - who is celebrating her Diamond Jubilee this year - saying she reminds him of his beloved gran.

He said: ''I was like wow, that's how my grandma is! Elegant and classy and the way she wore her hat ... even her clothes are like my grandma's clothes.''

'The Voice' coach - who performed at the Diamond Jubilee Concert in June alongside British veterans Sir Cliff Richard and Sir Tom Jones - revealed he was also impressed with how down to earth Queen Elizabeth and the rest of the royals are.

He added: ''She's the leader of the family, you know, and when Prince Charles called her mummy or mumsy I was like 'wow'.

''It's amazing because they're just like normal people.''