Royal shock: Eggs LAUNCHED at King Charles during walkabout in York as man detained

A man has been detained following the incident

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King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla have had eggs thrown at them during a walkabout in Micklegate Bar, in York.

Several police officers at Micklegate Bar were seen restraining the suspect on the ground behind temporary fencing set up in the city for the King’s visit on Wednesday.

Police detain a protester who is believed to have egged the King and Queen Consort.
Police detain a protester who is believed to have egged the King and Queen Consort.

The man was heard to shout “this country was built on the blood of slaves” as he was being detained by around four police officers.

A protester (top left) is seen throwing an egg at the King.
A protester (top left) is seen throwing an egg at the King.

Other people in the crowd started chanting “God save the King” and “shame on you” at the protester.

Charles and Camilla are visiting Yorkshire to carry out a number of engagements on Wednesday.

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

A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of a public order offence after eggs were thrown at the King and Queen Consort during a visit to York, North Yorkshire Police said.