Glastonbury headliner Yusuf/Cat Stevens has revealed he sent a piece advice to King Charles III, in the form of his ‘manifesto’ to be a ‘good king’.
Coincidentally ahead of the upcoming coronation this weekend, the singer is releasing his new single King of a Land, which comes with its own manifesto.
In it, are ten points on being a ‘good king’ which Yusuf sent to the monarch.
Appearing on Good Morning Britain, the 74-year-old singer explained to Kate Garraway and Ben Shephard: ‘The overriding message of the manifesto is don’t forget that there’s one above you, and take care to look after those beneath you.’
Although the video link broke down during the interview, Yusuf did point out that his manifesto is meant to be ‘constructive’.
He elsewhere spoke about wishing the King had more power than he does.
Yusuf/Cat Stevens is keen for the King to have more power (Picture: Steve Zak Photography/FilmMagic)
Yusuf continued: ‘I wish they would give him a bit more power actually.
‘That’s one of the things… I despair a bit about the politics.
‘It’s great to have someone who oversees things and maybe comes in and reminds everyone how they should behave, and if they don’t, then I would suggest that he takes the initiative and locks up all the troublesome politicians in London Zoo.’
‘The politicians as opposed to any kinds of protestors that you’re going for,’ Kate quipped back, referring to reported plans of protests planned to sabotage the coronation.
There have been reports of protests planned at the Coronation (Picture: James Glossop – WPA Pool/Getty Images)
It is feared that Just Stop Oil activists could join with other groups to cause mass disruption, the Mail on Sunday reports.
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Republic, an anti-monarchy group, has urged its 41,000 Facebook followers to protest at the coronation.
Just Stop Oil has hinted the coronation could be the ‘final boss level’ for its protests after the group recently protested at the World Snooker Championship, when an activist jumped onto a table and threw orange powder.
Scotland Yard has meanwhile said it will clamp down on protesters who try to disrupt the coronation.
Chief Sir Mark Rowley told the London Assembly’s Police and Crime Committee in January: ‘We will do everything we can to make the coronation the special moment it ought to be.’
Phoebe Plummer, spokeswoman for Just Stop Oil, has vowed that they ‘won’t stop until we win’.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV1.
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