[Watch] Eggs Thrown At King Charles & Queen Consort Camilla
London: Eggs were thrown at King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla during a public engagement in northern England on Wednesday.
Police personnel and security persons were quick to corner the offender, and a man was detained.
In no time, videos went viral of at least three eggs flying past the British monarch as he was greeting the assembled public at historic Micklegate Bar in York.
One video showed an absolutely unfazed Charles taking the unsavoury incident in his stride and continue to greet people smilingly.
Watch the video shared in Twitter:
Egg thrown at “King” Charles during a a visit to York as man detained by police.
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Another video showed police rushing to drag the man away. Some people can be heard chanting ‘God save the King’ and ‘shame on you’ to the man who threw the eggs.
The royal couple was attending a traditional ceremony by the Lord Mayor of York to welcome the new king to the city, reported Reuters.
Charles was crowned in September after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.
Members of the royal family have faced such protests in the past also. In 1995, then Prince Charles was in central Dublin, Ireland, when eggs were thrown towards him. Earlier this year, some protesters threw eggs at the late Queen’s car in Nottingham.