Eggs thrown at King Charles on his visit to York

A protestor has been detained

A man has been detained by the police after three eggs were thrown at King Charles.

The King and Camilla, the Queen Consort are visiting the city today to unveil a new statue of Queen Elizabeth II and attend a ceremony at York Minster.

Videos on social media show eggs being thrown at the King from the crowd and narrowly missing.

A man was heard shouting: “This country was built on the blood of slaves” after booing the couple. The crowd started chanting “God save the King” in response to the protester. Pictures have emerged of a protestor being restrained and carried away by the police.

Crowds gathered near the Micklegate Bar ahead of the royal visit today.

The King reportedly continued shaking hands with members of the public as eggs flew past his head and landed on the ground next to him.

via SWNS

After, the King and Camilla continued on to unveil the 2m statue of Queen Elizabeth II, which designed to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee. It was completed in August, the month before she died.

Featured image via SWNS

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