King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla were the targets of another protest in the UK where a 23-year-old man was arrested after causing a scene and attempting to egg the pair.
The King and Queen Consort brushed off the attempted egging, as all of the thrown eggs missed the Royal couple, and continued greeting members of the public in York.
Eggs thrown at Britain’s King Charles this morning in York.pic.twitter.com/XXCqEw39Qe
— Rob O’Hanrahan (@RobOHanrahan) November 9, 2022
The protester was heard booing the Monarch and shouting “this country was built on the blood of slaves” and “not my king” but as he was arrested, the crowd was heard shouting “shame on you” and “God save the King”.
BREAKING: Police detained this man who appeared to throw eggs at King Charles III and the Queen Consort as they arrived for a ceremony at Micklegate Bar in York. More follows… pic.twitter.com/IRM2Un5ymO
— TalkTV (@TalkTV) November 9, 2022
Police and royalty protection were swift to drag the activist from the crowd, detaining his arms and legs before carrying him off to a police vehicle.
Major incident here in York as a lone protestor tries to throw an egg at the king screaming that the country was built on the blood of slavery. He is bundled to the ground. People screaming ‘shame on you’ at him and ‘god save the king’ pic.twitter.com/tRoLjFWuJ4
— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) November 9, 2022
British media have identified the man as an Extinction Rebellion activist and former Green’s Party candidate, Patrick Thelwell.
Thelwell has a history of arrest, in 2019 he was arrested for a “peace tent” held in Trafalgar Square and in 2021, for obstructing a highway and interfering with newspaper printing presses.
Fans of the Royals shared their disgust over Thelwell’s attempted egging on Twitter.
Yet again disgraceful scenes on the streets where activists with an agenda think they can do as they please. The government must crush this form of civil disorder. Severe prison sentences are needed for road blockers, egg throwers, and vandals and those that disrupt events. https://t.co/HSrjnN6H0E
— British Alba (@BritishAlba) November 9, 2022
That has made me so sad ????. How dare he do that . Sorry Charles !! ???????? Don’t take it to heart ????. Many many millions love you ❤️
— ????Denise???? (@ilovekelpies) November 9, 2022
Why on earth would someone even think this was the right thing to do?? At the end of the day he’s just an older gentleman. I hope nobody ever does that to their elder family members!
— Jolie Harkin (@JolieHarkin) November 9, 2022
King Charles has publicly stated that he is willing to discuss Britain’s role in the slave trade. He’s doing his best to create a more tolerant, inclusive world.
— Richard Viest (@RViest) November 9, 2022
King Charles and Camilla were in the city to unveil the first statue of the late Queen Elizabeth II, since her passing on September 8.