‘Not my king’: Protester arrested after throwing eggs at King Charles III and Queen Consort

Nov 10, 2022
King Charles III and Camilla almost egged. Source: Getty

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.

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”.

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.

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. 


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.

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