King Charles' stoic reaction to egg-throwing incident in York revealed by lipreader

A protestor was arrested after eggs were thrown at King Charles III and Camilla, the Queen Consort during their visit to York on Wednesday

King Charles' reaction to egg-throwing in York revealed by lipreader
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A lipreader has revealed King Charles III's stoic words after a protestor threw eggs at him yesterday in York. 

King Charles III's stoic response to an egg-throwing incident in York on Wednesday has been revealed - and by the sounds of it, the monarch wasn't exactly fazed by the attack. 

A 23-year-old man was arrested nearby Micklegate Bar in the walled city yesterday, reportedly yelling "this country was built on the blood of slaves" as he was restrained by police officers. Four eggs were also thrown at the monarch and his wife, the Queen Consort, shortly before the verbal attack was heard by crowds. The incident occurred on the second day of King Charles and Queen Camilla's official royal visit to Yorkshire, which has also seen them unveil a new statue of Queen Elizabeth II.

His Majesty did not stop his royal walkabout in response to the egg-throwing, continuing to shake hands with the members of the public lining the medieval gateway. He did, however, pause to look at the cracked shells on the ground, seemingly nonplussed by their presence. 

Lipreader Jeremy Freeman has revealed to the Mirror that the 73-year-old also said, "Pleased to meet you" to a woman wearing a red cap before telling a royal aide, "It's fine, let's carry on." 


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Hunt also believes that Charles turned his protection officer to ask, "Everything alright?" only to be assured, "He's been taken care of." 

The egg-throwing protestor, who is also a student at the University of York, was detained and held on suspicion of a public order offense. He remains in custody. 

Kim Oldfield, who witnessed the incident unfold, told the BBC that "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."

Emma Dooney
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