#AbolishTheMonarchy trends on Twitter during queen’s Platinum Jubilee

#AbolishTheMonarchy trends on Twitter during queen's Platinum Jubilee

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.

If #AbolishTheMonarchy trending on Twitter the same day the four-day Platinum Jubliee launches is any indication, some Brits would like to see Elizabeth be the last monarch of the country.

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.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth and members of the Royal Family watch the special flypast by Britain’s Royal Air Force from Buckingham Palace balcony following the Trooping the Colour parade, as a part of her platinum jubilee celebrations.

For example, one wannabe Twitter activist posted on Thursday: “#AbolishTheMonarchy trending during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee bank holiday is beautiful,” one user wrote.

Other users called it “nice” and “very refreshing” to see the phrase trending during the Queen’s celebratory festivities.

Republic also tweeted a photo of its Glasgow billboard which reads “Make Elizabeth the Last.”

The phrase previously trended on the platform after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s explosive two-hour sit-down interview with chat show queen Oprah Winfrey in March 2021.

“People waking up today just realising that the British Monarchy is a classist, racist institution? Ok. Sure. #AbolishTheMonarchy,” a user wrote at the time.

Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in London
A child waves Union Jack flags on The Mall as people wait for the royal family to appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour.

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.

Trooping The Colour Platinum Jubilee In London
The Red Arrows Aerobatic Team of the Royal Air Force fly over London in a 70 formation after the Trooping of the Colour.
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 Fighter jets from Britain's RAF (Royal Air Force) fly in formation to form the number '70' duing a special flypast from Buckingham Palace balcony following the Queen's Birthday Parade, the Trooping the Colour,
Fighter jets from Britain’s Royal Air Force fly in formation to form the number 70 during a special flypast from Buckingham Palace balcony following the Queen’s birthday parade.
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