King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla were pelted with eggs and booed during a royal visit.
The couple were on the second day of their tour of Yorkshire and had taken a trip to Doncaster when the incident took place.
The purpose of the visit was for His Majesty and the Queen Consort to unveil a statue of Queen Elizabeth at York Minster, the first to be installed since her death.
The King and his wife then headed to Doncaster to formally grant its city status.
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The incident took place at Micklegate Bar, which is the traditional royal entrance into the city, as crowds attended to greet the couple.
King Charles and his wife were being welcomed by city leaders in York when the eggs were thrown at them by a protester who was booing the pair.
Those in attendance reportedly started chanting ‘God Save The King’ in response and ‘Shame on you’ at the protestor.
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The man who threw the eggs was quickly detained by police and was heard shouting, ‘This country was built on the blood of slaves’ and ‘Not my king’ as he was taken away and put in the back of a police van.
Speaking to BBC News, one eyewitness said she was standing in the doorway of her shop and ‘enjoying’ the couple’s arrival when she heard ‘some booing and eggs flying’.
She told the news outlet: “I glanced across, [saw] the police just descended on the barrier and tried to drag this chap over the top.
“About five eggs he’d managed to send.
“Camilla sort of flinched a little bit when the booing started but they [police] quelled it really quickly. Just a shame they spoilt what was a lovely moment.”
Judging from the footage, King Charles seemed largely unfazed by the incident and continued to greet members of the crowd.
The Archbishop of York, who was also present, has told the BBC that the King was ‘not put off’ by the eggs being pelted at him.
He explained: “Those in public life are in positions of vulnerability at times and I certainly want to live in a country, and indeed in a world, where we’re not so surrounded by people minding us that we can’t meet people and chat with people.
“That is certainly what the King and the Queen Consort want. They were out chatting with people [later in the day]. So I don’t think they’ve let it affect them.
“There is always a risk, but I still think it’s a small one in our nation, and this was one egg, which missed.”
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The visit is part of a traditional ceremony in which the monarch is officially welcomed to York by the Lord Mayor.
It was last carried out by the Queen in 2012, reports Sky News.
Speaking at the ceremony, which was held at York Minster, King Charles said, via The Guardian: “The late Queen was always vigilant for the welfare of her people during her life.
“Now her image will watch over what will become Queen Elizabeth Square for centuries to come.”
The 6ft 7in (2m) statue, which is believed to weigh close to two tonnes, was initially intended to honour the Queen in her Platinum Jubilee year.
It was originally due to be unveiled in September, however, this was postponed after the Queen’s death.
The statue was chosen by Her Majesty herself.
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