King Charles III delivers speech at Hillsborough Castle
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Jedward, 30, caused a stir when they claimed the newly appointed King Charles III should “hand back” the six counties of Northern Ireland and also called for the monarchy to be abolished. The twins, John and Edward Grimes, were met with backlash over the tweets, which included a response from actor Charlie Lawson.
The 62-year-old, who plays Jim McDonald on Coronation Street, told the brothers: “Shut up y’pair of t***s.”
His response was to Jedward’s tweet, which read: “King Charles should have back the six Irish counties on his visit to Northern Ireland.
“No war. Just wars. It’s time.”
The former X Factor stars went on to tweet: “People in denial about Britain’s Imperialist past need to get a grip.
“Change is hard when your education is a censored version of history.”
Seemingly fed up with their words, Charlie added: “Oh, shut up!”
Following the Queen’s death, Jedward typed on Twitter: “Liz truss must have done something on that visit to the Queen!”
The tweet, which was branded insensitive by many, came after Her Majesty met the newly appointed Prime Minister just two days before her death.
Ahead of her passing, Buckingham Palace announced that she was under medical supervision following doctor’s concerns.
Prince William and other family members were then seen rushing round to Balmoral shortly after.
In the afternoon, the Queen was confirmed dead aged 96.
Despite backlash, Jedward stood by their tweets and claimed they “haven’t said anything but the facts”.
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They went on to say they had received death threats after expressing their views, but refused to back down.
“Your threatening behaviour and criminality will not intimidate us,” they concluded in the post.
Others rushed to Twitter to defend the duo over their opinion.
King Charles III and the Queen Consort were met by crowds during their visit to Northern Ireland today.
The pair are attending a memorial service for the Queen at St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast before flying back to London.
Speaking today, Charles said: “In the years since she began her long life of public service, my mother saw Northern Ireland pass through momentous and historic changes.
“Through all those years, she never ceased to pray for the best of times for this place and for its people, whose stories she knew, whose sorrows our family had felt, and for whom she had a great affection and regard.
“My mother felt deeply, I know, the significance of the role she herself played in bringing together those whom history had separated, and in extending a hand to make possible the healing of long-held hurts.”
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