Man throws eggs at King Charles and Queen Consort

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By Carina Murphy

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A man has been arrested after egging King Charles and the Queen Consort.

The British monarch and his wife Camilla were greeting people in the UK city of York when several eggs flew in his direction, per a report by Sky News.

Luckily for the King - who ascended the throne several months ago after the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II - the eggs missed their mark. In a video of the moment, they can be seen splatting on the pavement beside him as he greeted people on the city's Micklegate Bar.

Watch the shocking moment below:

Nevertheless, a suited protection officer was quick to step in and position himself between the crowd and the King. Other people began to shout and boo, calling out "God save the King" and "shame on you".

The protestor, meanwhile, was detained by police. Per a report by Sky News, he shouted out "this country was built on the blood of slaves" as he was arrested.

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King Charles III. Credit: PA Images / Alamy

Eyewitness Kim Oldfield described how the events unfolded in an interview with BBC News.

"Charles had arrived in his limousine. There was lots of cheering, then suddenly we heard some booing," she recalled.

'The police just descended on the barrier and tried to drag this chap over the top. Eggs had been flying - about five eggs," Kim continued.

"Camilla sort of flinched a little bit when the booing started, but they quelled it really quickly," she said, adding: "It's just a shame they spoiled what was a lovely moment."

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King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla. Credit: REUTERS / Alamy

The egg thrower wasn't the only person protesting King Charles' appearance in York. BBC News reported that around the same time, people in the crowd waved a banner bearing the slogan 'Not My King'.

Despite the disruption, King Charles and the Queen Consort have continued their tour of York and the surrounding areas, where they have a number of public engagements.

As well as unveiling a statue of the late Queen - the first to be installed since her death - the King is attending a ceremony to formally upgrade the north England town of Doncaster to a city.

Featured Image Credit: Credit: Doug Peters / Alamy

Man throws eggs at King Charles and Queen Consort

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By Carina Murphy

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A man has been arrested after egging King Charles and the Queen Consort.

The British monarch and his wife Camilla were greeting people in the UK city of York when several eggs flew in his direction, per a report by Sky News.

Luckily for the King - who ascended the throne several months ago after the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II - the eggs missed their mark. In a video of the moment, they can be seen splatting on the pavement beside him as he greeted people on the city's Micklegate Bar.

Watch the shocking moment below:

Nevertheless, a suited protection officer was quick to step in and position himself between the crowd and the King. Other people began to shout and boo, calling out "God save the King" and "shame on you".

The protestor, meanwhile, was detained by police. Per a report by Sky News, he shouted out "this country was built on the blood of slaves" as he was arrested.

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King Charles III. Credit: PA Images / Alamy

Eyewitness Kim Oldfield described how the events unfolded in an interview with BBC News.

"Charles had arrived in his limousine. There was lots of cheering, then suddenly we heard some booing," she recalled.

'The police just descended on the barrier and tried to drag this chap over the top. Eggs had been flying - about five eggs," Kim continued.

"Camilla sort of flinched a little bit when the booing started, but they quelled it really quickly," she said, adding: "It's just a shame they spoiled what was a lovely moment."

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King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla. Credit: REUTERS / Alamy

The egg thrower wasn't the only person protesting King Charles' appearance in York. BBC News reported that around the same time, people in the crowd waved a banner bearing the slogan 'Not My King'.

Despite the disruption, King Charles and the Queen Consort have continued their tour of York and the surrounding areas, where they have a number of public engagements.

As well as unveiling a statue of the late Queen - the first to be installed since her death - the King is attending a ceremony to formally upgrade the north England town of Doncaster to a city.

Featured Image Credit: Credit: Doug Peters / Alamy