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King Charles heckled by protestor with eggs as he prepares to unveil statue of the Queen

King Charles’ two-day trip to York has a sour undertone.

On Wednesday, their second day of the tour, the monarch and the Queen Consort began with a walkabout at Micklegate Bar.


King Charles heckled by lone protestor ahead of unveiling statue of late mother


But when a lone protester tried to throw eggs at the King, things changed. The man threw three eggs at Charles and Camilla as they were being welcomed to York by city officials; all of the eggs missed the royal couple, who were then led away.

The person was reportedly protesting Britain’s history of slavery, according to onlookers. But the people in the area quickly turned against the man and began yelling, “Shame on you!”

More people in the area cheered loudly when the man was quickly taken into custody by the police. Also heard were cries of “God save the King.” He was ultimately taken away from the area.


The man was booed by the crowd
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Thankfully, the royal couple didn’t seem to be phased by the event, and the King continued to walkabout and greet some of the crowds. Charles and Camilla arrived to take part in a ceremony at Micklegate Bar, the royal entryway into the historic city.When the late Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh arrived in the city in 2012 to attend the Maundy Service, this ceremony was last performed.

After that, Charles and Camilla traveled to York Minster, where the King made his first public unveiling of a statue of his beloved late mother there.


King Charles and Camilla seen arriving for the York ceremony
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Charles said the following during the ceremony at York Minster: “Throughout her reign, the late Queen watched out for the welfare of her people. Now, for centuries to come, her likeness will guard what will one day become Queen Elizabeth Square.” The impressive sculpture, which stands two meters tall, weighs 1.1 tons.

The Yorkshire tour will come to an end in Doncaster, where the King will bestow city status at the Mansion House with Camilla by his side.

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