While the Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton was having a “village bath”, King Charles III has had eggs thrown at him.
One of the people crowded to greet him on his visit to York attacked the monarch with eggs as he walked through the streets and chatted with those present. The attempt to thwart the king’s visit was in vain as Charles escaped the “attack”, the eggs crashed to the ground.
A man has been detained by police after appearing to throw eggs at the King and Queen Consort in York.
— BBC Yorkshire (@BBCLookNorth) November 9, 2022
Who threw eggs at King Charles?
The person responsible for the attack was identified as Patrick Thelwell, who shouted: “This country was built with blood and slaves”, while he was arrested by the local police.
According to the Daily Mail, Patrick Thelwell is a former Green Party candidate for York City Council. He is currently dedicated to activism and is part of the group Extinction Rebellion, a group that has been at the center of controversy because its members attack works of art to draw attention to climate change.
For its part, The Sun indicates that Thelwell is a PhD student who has been arrested on other occasions due to his particular form of protest.
This is not the first time a member of the royal family has been attacked with eggs. In the past, Elizabeth II herself experienced a similar episode.
The event occurred in 1986 during a visit in Auckland, New Zealand. There, two women threw eggs that left some stains on the Queen’s dress and on Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Both were traveling in a convertible vehicle.