LONDON – A protester was arrested on Wednesday after he threw eggs and vitriol at King Charles III and Camilla, the queen’s consort, as they walked in the northern England city of York.
The incident happened as the king and his wife entered York through Micklegate Bar, a medieval gate where monarchs are traditionally welcomed into the city.
Video footage showed several eggs moving and being crushed to the ground. No one seemed to touch the royal couple, who continued to greet the crowd.
Several police officers could be seen with a man near a crush barrier. Britain’s PA news agency reported that he was booed and shouted, “This country is built on the blood of slaves” while he was being held.
Other members of the crowd tried to drown him out by singing “Shame on you” and “God save the King”.
Charles and Camilla traveled to York as part of a series of battles in the United Kingdom that marked the beginning of the new king’s reign. They also visited the city’s cathedral, York Minster, and unveiled a statue of the king’s mother. Queen Elizabeth II, who died in September after 70 years on the throne.