Police have arrested a man after eggs were thrown at King Charles III

Police have arrested a man after eggs were thrown at King Charles III

LONDON (AP) – A 23-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after they hurled eggs and vitriol at King Charles III and the Queen’s wife, Camilla, as they walked in the northern English city of York.

The incident happened as the king and his wife entered York through Micklegate Bar, the medieval gate where monarchs are traditionally welcomed into the city.

The video shows several eggs moving and smashing on the ground. No one appeared to hit the royal couple, who went on to be greeted by local dignitaries and meet well-wishers in attendance.

Several police officers were seen confronting the man at the crowd barrier. Britain’s PA news agency reported that the protester whistled and shouted “This country was built on the blood of slaves” as he was taken into custody.

Other members of the crowd tried to drown him, chanting “Shame on you” and “God save the king”.

North Yorkshire Police said a 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public disorder and remains in custody.

Charles and Camilla traveled to York as part of a series of events around the UK marking the start of the new king’s reign. They attended a service at the city’s cathedral, York Minster, and unveiled a statue of the king’s mother, Queen Elizabeth II, who died in September after 70 years on the throne.

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