Protesters drowned out by support for King Charles on his visit to Milton Keynes

    Protesters were drowned out by members of the public singing "God save the King" as His Majesty visited Milton Keynes yesterday (16 February).

    King Charles III visited Milton Keynes yesterday (16 February) to formally mark city status after Milton Keynes received the title as part of his mother's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in 2022.

    During The King's visit, he faced a group of anti-monarchy demonstrators who were drowned out by crowds attempts to chant "God save the King" on his arrival.

    His Majesty made the visit alone after The Queen Consort tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this week. A range of community groups representing charitable, business, faith, environmental and arts organisations awaited The King and a dedicated space was marked outside of the Church of Christ the Cornerstone for families and residents to wave his Majesty in.

    As he arrived at the church, King Charles III walked around to talk and shake hands the roughly 300-strong crowd who lined to see him.

    Around 20 protesters were also awaiting his visit at the crash barriers, with signs spelling out 'Not My King'.

    One protester shouted "Why are you wasting money on a coronation Charles?" to which members of the crowd began to chant "God save the King."

    Residents gathered with flowers and presents for The King and some to take back for The Queen Consort, who currently has Covid.

    You can see more in our Photo Gallery.

    The successful bid for city status came in May 2022 for Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee, after three previous applications over the last 22 years. In 2000, an application was submitted for the millennium - then again in 2002 for the Golden Jubilee, and 2012 for the Diamond Jubilee.

    38 towns in total applied for the civic honour, in which Milton Keynes sent its bid back in December 2021, in typical MK fashion- by Starship robot.

    Image credit: MKFM / King Charles visits Milton Keynes
    King Charles visits Milton Keynes

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