Irish music duo Jedward have called on Britain to abolish its monarchy following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
News of the Queen’s death was announced on Thursday (September 8). The longtime monarch died in Balmoral aged 96.
Her son, now titled King Charles III. titled, became the country’s new monarch.
The twins John and Edward Grimes who rose to fame The x factor Tweeted about the news from their shared social media account in 2009.
“Abolish the monarchy and give the people real democracy!” wrote Jedward on Saturday (September 10).
“King Charles should return the six counties of Ireland on his visit to Northern Ireland – No War! only words! It’s time,” the couple wrote in a separate tweet.
News of the Queen’s death has prompted a spate of tributes to celebrities from across the cultural world, including Sir Elton John, Sir Mick Jagger, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir David Attenborough and Daniel Craig.
However, Jedward isn’t the only musician speaking out against the monarchy in the wake of the Queen’s death.
On Thursday, acclaimed indie rock artist Phoebe Bridgers shared a post in which she suggested the Queen was a “war criminal.”
The message, originally shared on the account of RISEindigenous, an Indigenous artists’ initiative, mourned “all the stolen, injured and traumatized lives affected and destroyed during the reign of Qween Elizabeth II”.
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https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/jedward-queen-monarchy-abolish-ireland-death-b2164743.html Jedward calls for the abolition of the monarchy after the death of Queen Elizabeth II: “Give the people real democracy!”