King Charles and Queen Camilla Make Public Appearance In York Siambizkit/Shutterstock

A man was arrested after he threw eggs at the King and Queen Consort during a visit to York on Wednesday, Nov. 9.

On the second day of an official royal visit to Yorkshire, the King and Queen Consort traveled to Doncaster. Crowds gathered at Micklegate Bar, the traditional royal entrance into the city, to greet the couple and while the royal couple was being welcomed by city leaders in York, several eggs were thrown at them by the protester. However, the eggs that were thrown missed the King and Queen Consort and they were ushered away, BBC reported.

As the eggs flew in his direction, Charles continued shaking hands with dignitaries including the Lord Mayor. However, he paused briefly to look at the cracked egg shells on the ground. Meanwhile, several police officers were seen restraining a 23-year-old man on the ground behind temporary fencing at Micklegate Bar set up for the King's visit. The man was arrested on suspicion of a public order offense and remained in custody.

While he was being restrained, he was heard shouting "this country was built on the blood of slaves." Meanwhile, people who were gathered in the crowd started chanting "God save the King" and "shame on you" at the demonstrator.

Witness Kim Oldfield, the owner of the Blossom Street Gallery, narrated what she witnessed in the incident. She said she was standing in the doorway of her shop "enjoying" the couple's arrival when she heard "some booing and eggs flying," the Guardian reported.

"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," Oldfield said.

The King and queen consort were visiting Yorkshire to carry out a number of engagements and to attend the unveiling of a statue of Queen Elizabeth II, the first to be installed since her death.

The King was cheered by crowds as he arrived in Doncaster in South Yorkshire to formally confer its city status. Following the incident, Charles and Camilla reportedly attended a reception with a menu including egg and watercress sandwiches.

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