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Man detained after throwing eggs at King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla

The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit Wales
The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit Wales / Chris Jackson/GettyImages

King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla's walkabout in York took an uneggspected turn.

During the sovereign's Nov. 9 walkabout in York, England, Charles and  managed to narrowly avoid being hit by eggs that were thrown by a man in the crowd. While the Palace has yet to comment on the incident—which took place outside Micklegate Bar during the second day of the royal couple's Yorkshire tour—footage shows Charles, 73, and Camilla, 75, attempting to carry on with their engagement as authorities detained the protestor. 

Despite the disturbance, both Charles and Camila are still expected to attend the unveiling of a statue of  later in the day.

The unveiling comes two months after the monarch passed away at the age of 96. Following the Queen's passing, Charles honored his "darling mama" during his first speech as the new sovereign. 

"Thank you for your love and devotion to our family and to the family of nations you have served so diligently all these years," he said. "May 'flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest.'"