Police in the northern England city of York on Wednesday detained a man who appeared to throw an egg at King Charles III during his royal walkabout there.

Eggs whizzed past the monarch’s right arm in a video shared by the BBC.

Watch the clip here:

The protestor screamed that the United Kingdom was “built on the blood of slavery,” according to Daily Mail royal correspondent Rebecca English, who shared footage of the incident on social media:

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

Police tackled the man to the ground and removed him from the scene, the Yorkshire Post reported.

Charles and Camilla, queen consort, were in York to unveil a statue of the late Queen Elizabeth II at York Minster.

The broken egg thrown by a member of the public as King Charles III and Camilla, queen consort, arrived in York on Wednesday.
The broken egg thrown by a member of the public as King Charles III and Camilla, queen consort, arrived in York on Wednesday.

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