King Charles Doesn’t Even Blink As Activist Hurls Eggs At Him

TOPSHOT - Britain's King Charles III and Britain's Camilla, Queen Consort attend the presentation of Addresses by both Houses of Parliament in Westminster Hall, inside the Palace of Westminster, central London on September 12, 2022, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8. (Photo by Dan Kitwood / POOL / AFP) (Photo by DAN KITWOOD/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • King Charles did not give an Extinction Rebellion activist, identified as Patrick Thelwell, the satisfaction of a reaction on Wednesday, completely ignoring the eggs that sailed past him and Queen Consort Camilla Parker-Bowles during their visit to York.
  • Instead, after briefly looking down to see what had happened, he simply stepped over the cracked eggs — which landed on the pavement near his feet — and continued to greet onlookers.
  • Thelwell reportedly shouted at the royals as he threw the eggs, saying, “This country was built on the blood of slaves.”

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