A man suspected of common assault has been arrested in Luton, UK, after an egg was allegedly thrown in the direction of King Charles III. The incident happened on Tuesday while King Charles was out for a walk, The Guardian said crediting Bedfordshire Police.
King Charles’ security team temporarily removed the man from the crowd outside Luton Town Hall. He was then carried to another area and the king resumed shaking hands with the crowd.
It is reported that King Charles III was in Luton to ride the new cable-pulled Dart passenger transit system.
Just a month ago eggs were thrown at King Charles and Camilla, his wife and the Queen Consort, while attending an engagement in the north of England and a man was detained by the police after the incident. Footage on social media showed four eggs flying past the British monarch and his wife and smashing on the ground as they arrived for a traditional ceremony in York. They were unmoved by the incident and continued the engagement.
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During his visit to the Bedfordshire town, the monarch also visited Guru Nanak Gurdwara and the town hall, according to The Guardian report.
The king took off his shoes and donned a headscarf before greeting visitors with a namaste gesture in the gurdwara. Before being asked to unveil a plaque to commemorate the official opening of the gurdwara, he bowed to the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of the Sikhs, and sat cross-legged on the floor, added The Guardian.
The royal family has seen egg protests before – in 2002, when Queen Elizabeth II visited Nottingham, eggs were thrown at her royal carriage. In 1995, anti-British protesters threw eggs at the current king as he walked through central Dublin.
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