Eggs again thrown at UK’s King Charles, man arrested
UK police say they have arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of common assault, after an egg was allegedly thrown toward King Charles III while he was on a walkabout.
The arrest in Luton, north of London, came less than a month after the monarch narrowly avoided being hit by eggs lobbed in his direction during a visit to York in northern England.
Charles, 74, was in Luton to meet community leaders and voluntary organizations, open a new Sikh temple and visit a new public transport system.
Bedfordshire Police said the man arrested was detained outside Luton Town Hall and taken for questioning.
A man in his 20s has been arrested after an egg was allegedly thrown in the direction of King Charles during a walkabout in Luton. pic.twitter.com/XzmFHRBVZX
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In York on November 9, eggs were thrown at Charles and Queen Consort Camilla by a man heard shouting “this country was built on the blood of slaves” and “not my king.”
The suspect was later released on bail.