Charles and Camilla were on a royal walkabout in York when the shock incident took place.
In footage obtained by Sky News, three eggs were seen narrowly missing the royal couple and splattering nearby on the ground.
The young man was shouting that the “country was built on the blood of slavery” and was also seen booing the couple. He declared that King Charles was ‘not his King’ as multiple police officers tackled him to the ground.
The way King Charles did not even break a sweat over that man throwing egg is the prize for me.😂😂The Royal family is made of stronger stuff than politicians, thats for sure. There will always be one 🤡, So 😎
— Canellecitadelle (@Canellelabelle) November 9, 2022
Royal fans weren’t happy with the attack, and a “God save the King” chant rang out from the crowd after the commotion.
The King and Queen Consort were unfazed by the near-miss, and continued their royal duties in the city. The pair are currently visiting the area to celebrate the King’s new reign.
According to the publication, it is believed the protester is Patrick Thelwill, a 23-year-old Extinction Rebellion activist.
The egg-throwing act divided people, with many praising the protester's actions on social media.
“He appears quite happy with himself, and well he should. The royals’ new anti-Meghan, anti-Diana PR campaign is indecent,” one person wrote.
“I hate [that] he missed. Is there a GoFundMe for his bail…? I bet if he stood on the other side, his aim would be better,” another chimed in.
“How do we send bail money? Great job!” a third asked.
However, many royal fans slammed the protester for resorting to violence.
“Oh dear. Not cool. I don’t like these people but I’m not going to condone or encourage violence,” one person wrote.
“The silly protester fully deserves to be arrested for assault! His tacky behaviour backfired — the egg throwing incident only served to strengthen support for King Charles and Queen Camilla,” a second added.
“The way King Charles did not even break a sweat over that man throwing eggs is the prize for me. The royal family is made of stronger stuff than politicians, that’s for sure,” a third remarked.
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