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King Charles III and Camilla booed by anti-monarchy protesters in Wales

King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort, were booed by anti-monarchy protesters during a visit to Wales.

Many also expressed support for the arrival of the new monarch at Cardiff Castle on September 16, on his first visit to Wales since the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

A small group of protesters held placards with slogans such as “Abolish the Monarchy”, “Unsubject Citizen” and “Democracy Now”.

Charles – who for many years had been Prince of Wales – and Camilla visited Cardiff Castle and the Welsh Parliament, known as Senedd, where he answered a motion of condolence.

The King said: “I am deeply grateful for the addresses of condolences which pay tribute in such a moving way to our late Sovereign, my beloved mother the Queen.

“Through all the years of her reign, Wales could not have been closer to my mother’s heart.”

Graham Smith, chief executive of anti-monarchy campaign group Republic, was not in Cardiff but said Pleasemynews: “It is very clear that the attitude towards Charles is very different from the attitude towards the Queen.”

“I don’t think we’ve ever heard the Queen boo, but we did hear William boo at football a few months ago.”

“If it’s political figures and people strongly object to what they’re doing and how they’re behaving, then booing is perfectly reasonable,” he said.

It came hours before Prince Edward, the Queen’s youngest child, paid tribute to the monarch: “As a family, we have grown learning to share our parents, especially our beloved mum , with the nation, its kingdoms and the Commonwealth.

“While it has been nice to have spent time saying our private farewells to Balmoral, now is the time to allow others to be able to say their farewells.

“We were overwhelmed by the wave of emotions that washed over us and the large number of people who went out of their way to express their love, admiration and respect to such a special and unique person who has always been there for us..And now we are here for her, united in grief.Thank you for your support, you have no idea what that means.

“The Queen’s passing has left an unimaginable void in all of our lives.”

He described how much the Queen meant to his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and their children, James, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Windsor: “Sophie and I took great pleasure in seeing our James and Louise enjoying the surroundings and activities that their grandparents loved so much.

“Given that my mom let us spend so much time with her, I think she also rather enjoyed watching those passions blossom. Those times together, those happy memories, have now become extremely precious to each of us. we.

“God bless Her Majesty and her memory be long cherished even as the baton she has carried for the past 70 years now passes to the next generation and to my brother, Charles. Long live the King.”

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