Republicans launch 'disgusting' anti-royal protest outside Buckingham Palace while Britons lay flowers for Queen

Protestor with banner and flowers for the late Queen composite

The protest began at 1pm today outside Buckingham Palace

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Holly Bishop

By Holly Bishop

Published: 08/09/2023

- 14:21

The group are staging the protest on the anniversary of the late Queen's death

A republican anti-royal group have sparked outrage after staging a protest outside of Buckingham Palace on the anniversary of the Queen’s death.

No More Royals began their protest at 1pm this afternoon outside the Palace, at the same time many Brits are laying flowers outside the gates to pay their respects to the late Queen.

The protest group took to social media to share their plans.

They said: “The 8th of September marks a year of Charles' reign. Join No More Royals outside Buckingham Palace at 1pm on 8/9/23 to demand an end to the imperialist monarchical system."

No More Royals poster

The group took to social media to share their plans


The post was accompanied by a poster which read: “Rally to mark one year of Charlie’s reign and demand”.

Social media uses expressed their outrage in the replies to the post.

One user said: "Disgusting. His mother died. How would you feel if people paraded on the anniversary of the death of a loved one of yours?"

Another said: "No thanks. I admire, respect and like the Royal family. In a world where so many don't stand for decency and string values, the Royal family bring stability."

A third user questioned the group's morals on choosing the anniversary of the late monarch's death to stage this protest.

"Do people get the opportunity to celebrate when someone you loves does of something painful? Can we throw a concert praising whatever took your family?"

The protest is currently underway, with the group sharing a screenshot of their location online.

They also shared a picture of a lone demonstrator holding a banner in front of the Victoria Memorial.

Today marks the one-year anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s death.

The late monarch died in Balmoral surrounded by her family at the age of 96.

The royals are marking the first anniversary of the late Queen’s death in different ways.

King Charles and Queen Camilla are attending church at Balmoral, the same place where her late majesty passed away on 8 September 2022.

Queen Elizabeth IIToday marks the one year anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's deathPA

The King said in a statement: "In marking the first anniversary of Her late Majesty's death and my Accession, we recall with great affection her long life, devoted service and all she meant to so many of us.

"I am deeply grateful, too, for the love and support that has been shown to my wife and myself during this year as we do our utmost to be of service to you all. Charles R."

The King and Queen were accompanied by a small number of guests but the Prince and Princess of Wales were not among them.

William and Kate are visiting Wales today as part of their tribute to the late Queen.

The pair also released a statement honouring Queen Elizabeth: “Today we remember the extraordinary life and legacy of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth.

"We all miss you. W & C"

They will visit St Davids Cathedral to attend a private service honouring the late monarch.

Elsewhere, Prince Harry has made a surprise appearance to St George’s Chapel.

The church is where both Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip are buried.

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