Man Throws Eggs On British King Charles III & Queen Consort Camilla
British King Charles III was going to unveil a statue of his late mother, but suddenly a man from the crowd threw 2-3 eggs on Charles. However it was not the first time.
According to The Washington Post, one guy was detained on Wednesday after throwing two-three eggs at King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla while they were touring York.
While hurling the eggs, the detained person yelled, “This country was created on the blood of slaves,” while the mob continued to boo, “God Save the King.”
Charles, though, avoided the eggs that were thrown on the pavement and didn’t appear to be bothered by the uproar.
To dedicate a statue to his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, Charles and Camilla traveled to the northern city.
The Washington Post reports that in the nations where the British monarch is still in power, the role of Britain as well as the British royal family has come amid recurrent criticism.
Earlier this year, many groups demanded that the monarchy repent and accept reparations for slavery while Prince William and his wife were on a tour of the Caribbean.
Additionally, this was not the first time the freshly appointed King encountered opposition. After only a few days had passed since Queen Elizabeth’s passing, many protesters were detained.
A person who was waving a placard that said “abolish the monarchy” and contained an expletive was detained in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Another woman was detained for yelling “who elected him” as Charles’ official coronation was being announced in Oxford, England.
Additionally, the British king had been attacked by eggs before. The queen was also struck by an egg in 1986 when on a visit to New Zealand as part of a protest against the British government’s pact with the Maori tribes.
King Charles III has expressed a desire to discuss the issue, nevertheless. According to The Washington Post, one instance of this occurred when, during his visit to Leeds, he met with artists who had taken part in a project addressing Britain’s involvement in slavery.