Man who threw eggs at King Charles can’t carry eggs except…


None of the eggs touched Charles and he was led away by attendants. (File)


A 21-year-old man was fined on Friday after admitting to throwing an egg at King Charles III during a royal walk last year.

Harry May, 21, from Luton, north London, was fined £100 ($122) and ordered to pay £85 costs after pleading guilty to a public order offence.

The incident happened when 74-year-old Charles was in Luton on December 6 to meet community leaders and open a new Sikh temple.

Prosecutor Jason Seetal said the egg thrown by May landed near Charles while he was talking to locals.

He said May told police he threw it because “he believed the King visiting a town like Luton, a deprived and poor area, was in bad taste”.

“Whatever disagreement you have with someone, the way to resolve it is not to throw projectiles at them,” Chief Magistrate Paul Goldspring told May at a hearing in Westminster Magistrates Court.

The magistrate said he accepted that May was not trying to hit the king with the egg, but said the attack was “planned” and “aimed” at Charles.

The attack came less than a month after several eggs were thrown at Charles and his wife Camilla in the northern England town of York in November.

None of the eggs touched Charles and he was led away by attendants.

Police arrested the alleged assailant, 23-year-old university student Patrick Thelwell.

He was later released on bail on the condition that he not carry eggs in public except while shopping.

Thelwell will appear in court in York in northern England next Friday.

Charles became king upon the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, in September. She was buried after a state funeral and 10 days of national mourning.

But there were some protests against the hereditary principle of monarchy under which Charles took over the head of state.

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