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United Kingdom: King Charles III welcomed by anti-monarchy activists

2023-02-16T19:53:48.689Z


The death of Queen Elizabeth II in 2022 has awakened critics, even as the British sovereign prepares to be crowned on May 6.


King Charles III was welcomed Thursday February 16 by a handful of anti-monarchy activists during a trip to the city of Milton Keynes, located about 80 km north of London.

Among the large crowd who came to greet him, they held up yellow signs that read "

Not my King

" and some booed the monarch as he arrived.

The protest was organized by '

Republic

', a group that calls for an end to the monarchy and the establishment of an elected head of state.

I asked Charles why he was wasting money on his coronation.

He didn't respond ,"

Republic

leader Graham Smith tweeted

.

Uncertain future after Elizabeth II

Charles III, whose coronation is scheduled for May 6, was in Milton Keynes to celebrate the town's achievement of city status, awarded on the occasion of Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee in 2022. The Queen in September raised questions about the future of the monarchy as the Royal Family recently faced criticism from the King's youngest son Prince Harry and his wife Meghan.

In Milton Keynes, ignoring the whistles, the ruler shook hands with many in the crowd, some of whom shouted "

God save the King

", drowning out the voices of anti-monarchists.

This is not the first time he has faced such protests since taking the throne in September.

Read alsoHow Elizabeth II ensured the survival of a turbulent British monarchy

On several occasions, he was the target of egg throwing.

A 21-year-old man was fined 100 pounds (about 112 euros) in January for throwing an egg at the king last December during a trip to Luton, north London.

A student, Patrick Thelwell, is awaiting trial for also throwing eggs at the king in November in the city of York (northeast England).

He pleaded not guilty, defending the idea that his gesture could be considered a "

legitimate demonstration

".

Source: lefigaro

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