How is Charles’ big day going so far? Well, his daughter in law won’t be going, but his son who wrote a book slamming his family and his brother who paid a woman millions he had never met will be there.
Also, Prince Andrew was among at least five members of royal family who used Bank of England Nominees – set up in 1970s to prevent disclosure of queen’s investments reports The Guardian.
Now the Proclaimers have officially been removed from King Charles III’s coronation playlist
‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’ was originally in the playlist released by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, but has since been as the Scottish duo are hugely anti-royal.
Charlie Reid, was even supporting an anti-monarchy protester last year, after the man (who was later arrested) shouted ‘Who elected him?’ at the King during a visit to Oxford.
The song has been removed from the playlist after complaints were received about the band’s republican views.
The Scottish rock duo are self-declared republicans who have been vocal about their views at various points throughout their career.
On the Queen’s death, Reid said: “Loads of people are like me, they had personal respect for the woman but they do not support the monarchy.
“Her son, similarly unelected, has taken over and the media has encouraged no debate on that. They’re unquestioning. The way they report that everyone in Britain feels the same way, they don’t. This is just simply untrue.”
In a blogpost from their website written in 2007, the band described their song In Recognition as being about their “overwhelming contempt for people on the left in this country who snipe against the royal family and then end up taking honours.
“For people who believe in the monarchy (we’re don’t, we’re republicans) then that’s fair enough, we don’t have a problem with that. But we feel total contempt for people who declare that they’re against the monarchy but then think it’s OK to take an honour in later life.”