King Charles is to be crowned this weekend, and as the royal family prepares, Britain’s most outspoken opposition to the monarchy, the Republic, is preparing a series of #NotMyKing rallies along the monarch’s procession path from 74 years in central London for out loud. register disapproval of him. Republic is a lobby group that has been advocating for the overthrow of Britain’s system of constitutional monarchy and the installation of an elected head of state since its founding as an umbrella organization of anti-monarchists in 1983. The organization has spoken out against Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal wedding in 2011 and the nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2018.
Graham Smith arrested at coronation
Since the death of the late Queen Elizabeth II, support for the monarchy has waned and Charles’s personal approval rating has not reached his mother’s levels. Discussing the reasons why support for the monarchy is declining, what support for a republic means and the future course of the anti-monarchy movement in Britain, Graham Smith, chief executive of the Republic, was interviewed. It is very clear, according to Smith, that they want an election rather than a coronation. They want the option so they can select the person they want to be in charge.
Smith, who currently resides in London, has been fighting the monarchy for more than ten years. He has served as the chief executive of the UK’s most influential anti-monarchy organization since 2021. Abolishing the Monarchy: Why We Should and How We Will Do It, written by Smith, will be published in 2023. When it was discovered that the police had been profiling to nonviolent Republican activists, he previously called the actions of the police “chilling.”
On May 6th we will hold a protest in Trafalgar Square, and we anticipate at least a thousand attendees. “We will directly challenge the coronation and the monarchy by being loud, flashy and unmissable. While we fully anticipate that the police will honor their promises that the protest will be allowed to continue, these more recent events and previous arrests could thwart peaceful and legal protest. The Republic advocates the overthrow of the monarchy and the installation of an elected leader in its place. The organization, which claims the support of more than 80,000 Republicans, was initially created in 1983 with a small membership. Republic was formally established in 2006 as a political organization. They are in charge of the national “Not My King” campaign, for which banners were seized by London’s Metropolitan Police on Saturday morning.