- King Charles and Camilla, the Queen Consort, were egged by a protester while visiting York, UK.
- The couple avoided the eggs thrown at them by an individual who was reportedly detained by police.
- In videos of the incident shared on Twitter, the protester appeared to scream: “Not my king.”
King Charles and Camilla, Queen Consort, narrowly avoided getting hit by eggs thrown at them during an official royal visit on Wednesday.
The couple was on a royal walkabout in York, a city in the northeast of England, when a protester began throwing eggs at them, a representative of the North Yorkshire Police service confirmed to Insider. The tour included a statue unveiling of Charles’ late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, according to a news bulletin shared by the police.
After stepping out of their convoy at Micklegate Bar — one of the gates into the city — photos and videos shared on social media show that eggs were thrown at the king and queen consort by an individual in the crowd who was promptly detained by police.
According to the police news bulletin, a 23-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of a public order offense and remains in police custody. Buckingham Palace did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
Daily Mail royal editor Rebecca English shared a clip of the aftermath that she said showed police surrounding the protester, who was screaming that the UK was “built on the blood of slavery.”
The protester also appeared to shout: “Not my king.”
—Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) November 9, 2022
English also wrote that people surrounding the protester were screaming “shame on you” and “God save the king” to them after police “bundled” the individual.
Photos of the scene show that Charles and Camilla escaped the incident largely unfazed.
The couple was pictured walking past eggs spattered on the ground and waving to crowds of people who had turned out to catch a glimpse of the royals.
It’s not the first time in recent months that members of the royal family have dealt with protesters and hecklers during official tours.
In October, a video clip of Kate Middleton being confronted by a woman in Northern Ireland who said “Ireland belongs to the Irish” went viral on social media, according to People.
And in September, a heckler was arrested for calling Prince Andrew “a sick old man” during a funeral procession for Queen Elizabeth II, Insider previously reported.