'Eggstream situation': Man throws eggs at King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla during walkabout

'This country was built on the blood of slaves,' the suspect, who was arrested, reportedly yelled as he lobbed the eggs at King Charles and Camilla

'Eggstream situation': Man throws eggs at King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla during walkabout
An unidentified man was arrested for throwing eggs at King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla during their walkabout in Yorkshire (Photo by James Glossop - WPA Pool/Getty Images; RE_DailyMail/Twitter)
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YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND: A man was taken into custody after he reportedly tried to hurt King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla by throwing eggs at them during a walkabout at Micklegate Bar, in York. The incident happened as the royal pair were in the historic county to unveil Queen Elizabeth II’s statue.

As per the Independent, the suspect also yelled, “This country was built on the blood of slaves,” after lobbing eggs towards the King and his wife but none of them hit them. As law enforcement officials were arresting him, other people present there began cursing him and shouting, “God save the King” and “Shame on you”.

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Rebecca English, Royal Editor at the Daily Mail, shared on Twitter, “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’.”

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English’s tweet attracted a lot of mixed comments with one user saying, “Hardly major incident - it was the highlight of a school science class watching Ted Heath being egged when he visited the Uni building opposite.” Another user tweeted, “It seems a bit eggstream to me.” The third user wrote, “Easier to throw hard-boiled more accurately.”


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King Charles III of the United Kingdom reacts after an egg was thrown in his direction in York during a ceremony at Micklegate Bar where, traditionally, The Sovereign is welcomed to the city, during an official visit to Yorkshire on November 9, 2022 in York, England. (Photo by James Glossop - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
King Charles III of the United Kingdom reacts after an egg was thrown in his direction in York during a ceremony at Micklegate Bar where, traditionally, The Sovereign is welcomed to the city, during an official visit to Yorkshire on November 9, 2022 in York, England (Photo by James Glossop - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

A fourth one said, “Yes. People who say the monarchy or the country is built on slavery usually mean 'The first time my ancestors encountered England was through Empire.'” “People have this narrow view of slavery, they see a few who were exploited and one country being the exploiter. They must have missed the 1000s of years slavery was going on for, countries enslaving their own people around the world,” a fifth user stated.

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A tweet read, “Contribution to the royal food banks and cutting out the middle man. Just how charlie likes it when its bags of cash.” Another tweet added, “Show us his face, the disgraceful man!  Go back to his sm platforms, you will see if the rhetoric is there! Track down those responsible for the hate speech! I will happy to submit profiles of some eg to a journalists who wants to investigate it further!”

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King Charles III of the United Kingdom and Camilla, Queen Consort of the United Kingdom attend a short service for the unveiling of a statue of Queen Elizabeth II at York Minster, and meet people from the Cathedral and the City of York, during an official visit to Yorkshire on November 9, 2022 in York, England. (Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
King Charles III of the United Kingdom and Camilla, Queen Consort of the United Kingdom attend a short service for the unveiling of a statue of Queen Elizabeth II at York Minster, and meet people from the Cathedral and the City of York, during an official visit to Yorkshire on November 9 in York, England (Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, it was reported that the new King was on two-day visit to the county. A tweet from the official page of the royal family read, “👋 Yorkshire The King is starting his two-day visit to the county in Bradford at @Morrisons HQ – where it was founded in 1899 – to learn about their farming, community, sustainability and apprenticeship programmes.”

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Appreciating the visit, a fan said, “Appropriate that his Majesty is visiting @Morrisons who are a terrific organisation who really put an awful lot back into the communities they serve. Also have some of the most helpful and friendly staff. Have a wonderful experience in my local shop in Pontefract. Well done guys.”

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“How fantastic is this!!!!! If the King would fancy Yorkshire’s finest pork pie for a snack please let us know and we’ll bring the King and his team a few box’s straight from the oven! .#yorkshire #kingcharles #localbusiness @RoyalFamily,” another excited fan added.

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