King Charles III got an egg-stra warm welcome in York, England.
When the King and Queen Consort Camilla arrived Wednesday for an official visit, a protester lobbed four eggs at him, barely missing.
However, the 73-year-old monarch seemed unbothered and continued to greet the public as the eggs were hurled toward him, landing on the ground right next to him.
It appears King Charles barely acknowledges the incident — just briefly pausing to look at the cracked shells.
The lone protester — exposed by UK outlets as Extinction Rebellion activist and former Green Party candidate Patrick Thelwell — was heard shouting, “This country was built on the blood of slaves!”
Thelwell, 23, is well known for his left-wing politics and has been arrested at least five times for various climate campaigns, according to Metro. In September 2020, he was fined for blocking London Bridge for Extinction Rebellion.
Crowds at Micklegate Bar, a royal gateway to the city, can be heard booing the protester and chanting “God save the King” and “shame on you” at the man.
The man was wrestled to the ground and detained by police, later escorted out in handcuffs.
As the protester was being detained, King Charles continued on with duty as usual, carrying on a traditional ceremony where he is officially welcomed to the city of York by the Lord Mayor. The ceremony was last carried out by Queen Elizabeth II in 2012.
The King and Queen Consort are in York to unveil a statue of the late Queen at York Minster. The statue is the first to be installed since her passing at age 96.
“The late Queen was always vigilant for the welfare of her people during her life,” King Charles said at the ceremony. “Now her image will watch over what will become Queen Elizabeth Square for centuries to come.”