KING Charles was booed as he entered Westminster to deliver the King’s Speech on Tuesday morning.

Campaign group Republic organised an anti-monarchy protest outside Westminster where they held up signs which read: “Not My King”

Around 500 people turned up for the protest and a statement on Republic’s Twitter/X account said: “We’ve just told Charles that he’s not our King at the State Opening of Parliament!

“500 republicans have today turned up to protest for democracy and the right to elect our head of state – thank you all for the amazing support.”

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Writing on Twitter/X, Republic CEO Graham Smith pointed out that the BBC had made no mention of the boos on its live blog.

He shared a screenshot which said the King and Queen had arrived to fanfare and commented: “Fanfare of boos and shouts of not my king. @BBCNews making no mention of large protests outnumbering onlookers.”

Footage also showed the King and Queen Camilla being booed as they made their way back to Buckingham Palace.

In his speech, Charles confirmed the UK Government will mandate licenses for oil and gas projects in the North Sea and that these will be awarded annually. 

The UK Government has argued this would enhance the UK's energy security although climate campaigners have reacted with fury. 

Greenpeace UK's head of politics Rebecca Newsom said: "The King's Speech just served as a vehicle for Sunak to further his desperate pursuit of short-term political point scoring, at the expense of the public."