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Man arrested after eggs thrown at King and Queen Consort in York

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According to Sky News.

A man has been arrested by police after eggs were thrown at the King and Queen Consort during a walkabout in York.

North Yorkshire Police said a 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of a public order offence and is in custody for questioning.

Officers said a “well-rehearsed” security operation had been in place for the visit to ensure the royal couple’s safety.

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

The King almost trod in one of the eggs, but he didn’t seem alarmed and kept going.

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.


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