• Tue. Jul 16th, 2024

Anti-Royal protester with a “Not my king” poster was pushed back by police

An anti-Royal protester holding a poster with the slogan ‘Not my king’ has been pictured being led away by police.

The protester – also seen with a sign saying ‘Abolish the monarchy’ – was moved on by officers as King Charles III addressed parliament for the first time as Britain’s monarch this morning.

MPs and peers assembled to pay tribute to the King’s late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, who died on Thursday aged 96.

The new monarch quoted William Shakespeare as he honoured Her Majesty’s legacy.

‘As Shakespeare says of the earlier Queen Elizabeth, she was “a pattern to all princes living”‘, he said.

A woman was arrested for holding an anti-monarchy sign in Edinburgh before the Queen’s cortege arrived in the Scottish capital on Sunday.

The demonstrator, holding a sign saying ‘f*** imperialism, abolish monarchy’, was detained outside St Giles’ Cathedral – where the late monarch’s coffin will be taken from the Palace of Holyroodhouse today.

The royal proclamation of Charles as King in Scotland was disrupted by loud booing and jeering from some spectators on Sunday.

King Charles is expected to lead Royals on foot in a procession ahead of a thanksgiving service this afternoon.