Queen Elizabeth II may be celebrating 70 years as Britain’s monarch with much pomp and circumstance right now — but that hasn’t drowned out the nation’s noisy fight for political change.
The anti-monarchy group Republic has previously declrared it would like to replace the royals with an elected head of state, especially as the unpopular — in some circles — Prince Charles would take over the throne once his mother dies.
In January, Retuers reported that polls indicate the vast majority of people in Britain support the monarchy and the queen herself is hugely popular.
However, there is just not as much support for her eldest son and heir Charles, and surveys suggest there is growing desire to “ditch the monarchy” among younger Britons.
Republic also tweeted a photo of its Glasgow billboard which reads “Make Elizabeth the Last.”
Speaking of viral moments, 4-year-old Prince Louis stole the show Thursday during Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee flyover by adorably covering his ears next to the queen — among other cute antics — as planes soared over Buckingham Palace.
Twitter couldn’t get enough of that, either.
“Prince Louis is a whole mood next to the Queen when the planes go past,” gushed one fan on Twitter.
Comedian Michelle Collins tweeted, “Prince Louis is the only royal id like to see land a Netflix deal.”
Despite online criticism, the Royal Family still has plenty of Platinum Jubliee events to get through. Friday’s schedule includes A Service of Thanksgiving before the real party kicks off at the Platinum Party at the Palace on Saturday.
Twenty-thousand people will watch Queen and Adam Lambert will open the star-studded concert. Rod Stewart, Duran Duran, Andrea Bocelli and Diana Ross are also scheduled to perform in person, while Elton John will appear via video.