Man detained for throwing eggs at King and Queen Consort in York
Police have taken a man into custody after he threw eggs at the King and Queen Consort as they were on a walkabout in York.
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.