On the eve of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday, Republican movement in Britain said they want to hold a referendum to abolish the monarchy after Queen’s death.
A grassroot movement, which goes by name ‘Republic
‘, has over 5,000 members and 35,000 supporters.
A photograph released by Buckingham Palace shows Queen Elizabeth II with her five great-grandchildren and her two youngest grandchildren
They want someone chosen by the people to represent the nation independently of their politicians.
Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning queen.
Republic criticised the events for the Queen’s birthday, saying, “It reminds us that support for the monarchy is bound up with support for the Queen.”
A statement posted on Republic’s website Republic
Republic’s chief executive Graham Smith wants the referendum in between the Queen’s funeral and Prince Charles’s coronation as it will provide an opportune moment.
“It will be the first time most people have seen a change in the head of state. I think that’s going to be a slightly odd, jarring experience for a lot of people. For once, you’ll actually see the inheritance of the throne taking place,” he told Independent