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'Republic' Is Concerned About Possible Protests On Prince Harry And Meghan Markle's Wedding

Date April 19, 2018 09:48

The world is watching how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle come close to tying the knot. Kensington Palace has already started making announcements about activities planned for May 19.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding will take place at St. George’s Chapel. The Dean of Windsor will be conducting the service. However, the Archbishop of Canterbury is designated to officiate the actual joining.

Fans of the couple are still eager to find out who was invited to the event. In the meantime, there is still ongoing speculation about whether the president of the United States will come.

Some Britons may protest

Interestingly, not everybody is happy with the coming wedding. An anti-monarchist group simply known as Republic has requested assurance that Britons will be allowed to protest on the wedding day.

Can you please reassure me that anyone found carrying a placard or banner or appearing to be heading to the site of the wedding to protest will not be arrested or obstructed, unless there is a genuine risk to public safety?

Can you confirm that the right to peaceful protest will continue in Windsor on the day of the wedding, including within the secure area and near the route of the royal procession?

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Graham Smith, CEO of Republic, made the request in a letter sent to Francis Habgood, the chief constable of the Thames Valley Police. The organization had previously raised concerns about the budget for the royal wedding.

In the meantime, Smith has called the wedding a PR stunt for the monarchy and is vehemently opposed to the amount of publicity being accorded it.

Furthermore, the organization has stated that they have no intention of staging a protest on the wedding day. However, they say they "know some people will. And should be allowed to."

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Additional security arrangements have already been put in place for the day of the wedding. This is to ensure a hitch-free program.

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