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King Charles booed by anti-monarchists at proclamation as police drag them away

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Anti-monarchists sparked anger as one held up a sign saying "f*** imperialism, abolish the monarchy" and others called for a republic at King Charles' proclamation in Edinburgh.

The protester was at Mercat Cross in the Scottish capital when police arrived to take her away, prompting the gathered crowd to applaud.

One man shouted: “Let her go! It’s free speech!”

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Meanwhile others chimed in: “Have some respect.”

But she wasn't the only anti-royalist in attendance at the proclamation.

His Majesty’s State Trumpeters sounded a fanfare at the famous Edinburgh Castle and the Lord Lyon King of Arms read a proclamation for the King, prompting jeers from other members of the crowd.

The Lord Lyon King of Arms ended the speech with the words: “God save the King.”

The crowd responded with: “God save the King.”

Boos were heard through the crowd as others cheered at the proclamation, causing others to shout: "Oh shut up".

The national anthem was then sung by the crowd as a band played along.

As the music came to an end people were heard calling for a republic, but the ceremony continued, with The Lord Lyon King leading three cheers.

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The proclamation was followed by a 21-gun salute from the city’s castle moments later.

As the King’s Body Guard for Scotland and the guard of honour headed towards Edinburgh Castle, the gathered masses broke out into applause.

The proclamation took place as the Queen's cortege makes its way to Edinburgh along its route to her final resting place.

The convoy, including a hearse containing the Queen's oak coffin, made its way from Balmoral on a six-hour journey through some of Scotland's major towns.

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The 175-mile journey took in Aberdeen, Angus, Tayside and Fife among other towns and is expected to arrive in Edinburgh around 4pm.

Tens of thousands are expected to line the famous Royal Mile in the centre of the Scottish capital to welcome the monarch.

The Queen's coffin will remain there for 24 hours before making its way to London, accompanied by Her Majesty's beloved daughter, Princess Anne.

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