As they traveled through York, northern England, a protester who threw eggs and insults at King Charles III and Camilla, the queen consort, was taken into custody on Wednesday.
The event occurred while the king and his wife were passing through Micklegate Bar, a historic entryway through which kings are usually welcomed to York.
Several eggs were seen moving and smashing on the ground in video footage. The royal couple continued to wave to the onlookers, and none appeared to hit them.
Many police officers could be wrestling with a man at a crowd barrier. He reportedly booed and yelled, “This country was established on the blood of slaves,” as he was being apprehended, according to the British PA news agency.
Others in the throng shouted, “Shame on you” and “God saves the King,” attempting to drown him out.
As part of a tour of engagements across the United Kingdom, Charles and Camilla made the trip to York. beginning the reign of the new monarch.
They also went to York Minster, the city’s cathedral, to unveil a statue of the king’s mother. Queen Elizabeth II ruled for 70 years until passing away in September.