Man arrested after eggs thrown at King and Queen Consort in York
Police have detained a man after eggs were thrown at the King and Queen Consort as they were on a walkabout in York.
According to North Yorkshire Police, a 23-year-old male was detained for interrogation after being arrested on suspicion of a public order offense.
To protect the safety of the royal couple, officers claimed a “well-rehearsed” security operation had been in place for the visit.
The King was only barely spared when the royals waved to onlookers on the city’s Micklegate Bar.
The audience booed and chanted “God save the King” and “shame on you,” among other things.
A suited security guard stood close to the King and momentarily gripped his shoulder as the eggs touched down.
As he was being apprehended, the demonstrator was heard shouting, “This country was established on the blood of slaves.”
The King almost trod in one of the eggs, but he didn’t seem alarmed and kept going.
The royal family is in York for a series of events, including the unveiling of the first statue of the Queen to be erected since her passing.
The visit is a part of a customary ceremonial in which the Lord Mayor formally welcomes the king to York.
In 2012, the Queen performed it for the final time.