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King Charles and Camilla pelted with eggs on royal visit to York

Dominic Smithers

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King Charles and Camilla pelted with eggs on royal visit to York

A man has been detained by police after appearing to throw eggs at the King and Queen Consort during a walkabout in York.

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Officers at Micklegate Bar raced to the scene after eggs were launched through the air while Charles and Camilla spoke to the crowds that had gathered to see them.

They were then seen restraining a suspect, pulling him down to the ground from behind temporary fencing that had been set up in the city for the King’s visit today (9 November).

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King Charles and Camilla were being welcomed to the city by local leaders when a protester chucked several eggs in their direction, all of which missed, smashing on the ground beside them.

A man was detained after allegedly throwing several eggs at King Charles III and Camilla. Credit: PA
A man was detained after allegedly throwing several eggs at King Charles III and Camilla. Credit: PA

The pair were then ushered away by security and local delegates.

The man was heard shouting 'this country was built on the blood of slaves' as he was grabbed by police and detained following the incident.

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Other people in the crowd started chanting 'God save the King' and 'shame on you' at the suspect.

He was later pictured being carried away by police before being bundled into the back of a van.

The eggs missed their targets. Credit: PA
The eggs missed their targets. Credit: PA

Charles and Camilla were in York to attend the unveiling of a statue of Queen Elizabeth II, the first to be installed since her death.

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Earlier this year, a protester was arrested after shouting abuse at Prince Andrew during the procession of the Queen's coffin through Scotland following her death.

The 22-year-old heckled Prince Andrew as the royal family member walked with his siblings behind his mother's coffin as it was moved to St Giles' Cathedral from the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Footage shows the man being yanked back by bystanders after shouting, "Andrew you're a sick, old man," as the Queen's coffin made its way past.

A man was arrested earlier this year for shouting abuse at Prince Andrew. Credit: Twitter
A man was arrested earlier this year for shouting abuse at Prince Andrew. Credit: Twitter
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Members of the public pulled the man to the ground before he was arrested by police, though footage shows the man arguing he'd 'done nothing wrong'.

A spokesman for Police Scotland confirmed the young man had been charged and released.

The force said: "A 22-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection with a breach of the peace on the Royal Mile around 2.50pm on Monday, September 12.

“He was released on an undertaking to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court at a later date and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal."

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: King Charles III, Royal Family, UK News

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