This weekend saw the Royal Family come under the spotlight as Her Majesty attended her Platinum Jubilee Horse Extravaganza at Window in an ever-rarer public appearance. Furthermore, Prince William was on full public duty at Wembley Stadium as Liverpool edged Chelsea on penalties to win the FA Cup.
However, just hours after the senior royals made their appearances, thousands took to Twitter calling for the abolition of the monarchy.
Starting the debate Republic, a “Campaign to Abolish the Monarchy”, said: “A new monarchy poll has found only 58 percent of Britons want to keep the monarchy for the foreseeable future.
“That may be the lowest level of support ever found. It’s a 22-point drop in just ten years. The monarchy is on the way out; it should end with Elizabeth.”
Paul Harwood added to the conversation by suggesting demographic populations have varying degrees of support for the Royal Family.
During the FA Cup final at Wembley, Prince William was also subjected to a series of boos by small pockets of supporters.
According to one tweet, “the crowd wasn’t booing William only, people are fed up with the entire institution of Monarchy. It’s archaic and belongs in the history books.”
However, plenty of people used the unique celebrations to praise the royal family, and in particular the Queen.
Speaking of his affection for Her Majesty, Mikey said: “One of the highlights of the evening watching The Queens Platinum Jubilee Celebration.
“How joyous she is here clapping after the drumming performances. Her smile reminded of my mother and will remain with me for a lifetime.”
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This was backed up by Pink Ribbon who said: “To be honest me too and what a lovely smile the Queen has made me feel happy to god bless you your majesty.”
The Sooks also shared her feelings by saying: “Through all the troubles and losses our Queen stands strong.
“I want to celebrate this lady’s reign in the best way possible.”
Finally, glad to see her Majesty back on her feet, Stephen wrote: “Wonderful to see her out and about again, God bless you, Queen Elizabeth.”