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Anti-monarchy activists side with Meghan and call her their ‘People’s Princess’ as they crash Charles’s Coronation with #NotMyKing protest

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Anti-monarchy activists side with Meghan and call her their ‘People’s Princess’ as they crash Charles’s Coronation with #NotMyKing protest
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Republicans assembled in Trafalgar Square in London to express their opposition of the crowning of King Charles III and Queen Camilla. The protesters held up placards saying ‘Not My King’ and showing their support of Meghan who they claim is the ‘Princess of our Hearts.’ Anti-monarchy activists hailed Meghan Markle as the ‘People’s Princess’ during their protest against the Coronation yesterday. 

Meghan and her husband Prince Harry stepped down from their roles as working royals in 2020. Since then the couple has been a source of controversy for the family.

The Sussexes have given a series of high-voltage interviews and starred in a Netflix docuseries which saw them take aim at the King, Camilla, Prince William, and his wife, Princess Kate. 

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Harry, who is attending the coronation today without his wife, also published a tell-all memoir in which he claimed William attacked him and claimed some members of the royal family exhibited ‘unconscious bias.’ 

Republic protesters, dressed in yellow t-shirts to make themselves stand out, gathered in Trafalager Square today demanding an elected head of state.

Up to 2,000 people are expected to join the protests today amid fears eco-zealots could also target the historic occasion. 

The group, which ramped up its rallies against the King ahead the Coronation, claims the royal family has no place in a modern constitutional democracy and is staggeringly expensive to maintain. 

Some of the group were cuffed by Metropolitan Police officers as they arrived at Trafalgar Square. The group’s megaphone-wielding chief executive Graham Smith was among those arrested, while police said they had seized multiple lock-on devices and hundreds of posters.

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New legislation passed this week means protesters who have an object with the intention of using it to ‘lock on’ are liable to a fine, with those who block roads facing 12 months in prison.

Mr. Stratton accused police of ‘intentionally picking them out’, insisting the protesters had not broken any of the rules laid out by the force in a series of meetings in recent weeks, while another campaigner claimed straps holding their placards had been ‘misconstrued’ as something that could be used for locking on.

Author: Andrew Collins

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London, UK