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11th Sep 2022

Jedward call for the abolishment of the monarchy following the Queen’s death

Stephen Porzio

“Give the people real democracy,” the pop duo wrote on Twitter.

Irish singing and TV presenting duo Jedward has called for the abolishment of the monarchy following the death of Queen Elizabeth II earlier this week.

The Queen passed away on Thursday (8 September) at Balmoral aged 96 after reigning for 70 years. Her son, Prince Charles, subsequently became the King.

In a tweet on Saturday, however, Jedward wrote: “Abolish the monarchy and give the people real democracy!”

This was before the duo in another post said: “King Charles should hand back the six Irish counties on his visit to Northern Ireland.

“No war! Just words! It’s time.”

The pair had previously written on Twitter: “FYI we’re Irish, the country that has been oppressed historically by the monarchy!”

Jedward is not the only music act to hit out against the monarchy after the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Indie rock artist Phoebe Bridgers reshared a post on Instagram on Thursday which suggested the Queen was a “war criminal”.

First shared on the account of RISEindigenous, an indigenous artist initiative, the post read:

“Today we mourn all the stolen, violated, and traumatised lives who were affected and destroyed during Queen Elizabeth II’s reign.

“Today is a brutal reminder that war criminals will be honored while entire populations and societies bear the battle scars of colonial genocidal violence, invasion, religious persecution, and white supremacy.”

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