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Fact Check: Man detained for throwing eggs at King and Queen Consort in York | UK News

By Steve Heldon

A man has been detained by police after throwing three eggs at the King and Queen Consort during a walkabout in York.

The projectiles narrowly missed the King as the royals greeted people on the city’s Micklegate Bar.

People in the crowd booed and shouted “God save the King” and “shame on you”.

As the eggs landed, a suited protection officer positioned himself next to the King and briefly held his shoulder.

The man (top left) can be seen throwing one of the eggs
King Charles

The protester was heard to shout “this country was built on the blood of slaves” as he was detained.

The King nearly stepped in one of the eggs but appeared unruffled and continued walking.

The royals are in York for a number of engagements including unveiling a statue of the Queen – the first to be installed since her death.

The visit is part of a traditional ceremony in which the monarch is officially welcomed to York by the Lord Mayor. It was last carried out by the Queen in 2012.

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Source: Healthy Duck.