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.

King Charles III of the United Kingdom reacts after an egg was thrown in his direction in York during a ceremony at Micklegate Bar
King Charles III reacts after an egg was thrown in his direction in York during a ceremony at Micklegate Bar.
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An egg that was thrown in the direction of Britain's King Charles III during a ceremony at Micklegate Bar, is pictured on the road, during his visit to York, northern England on November 9, 2022 as part of a two-day tour of Yorkshire
King Charles seemed unbothered and continued to greet the public as the eggs were hurled toward him.
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King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort, wave as they arrive for a ceremony at Micklegate Bar, where the Sovereign is traditionally welcomed to the city, in York, England, Wednesday Nov. 9, 2022.
King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort, wave as they arrive for a ceremony at Micklegate Bar, where the Sovereign is traditionally welcomed to the city, in York, England, Wednesday Nov. 9, 2022.
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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. 

Police detain a protester after he appeared to throw eggs at Britain's King Charles III and the Queen Consort
Police detain a protester after he appeared to throw eggs at King Charles III and the Queen Consort.

Metro UK revealed the protester was Extinction Rebellion activist and former Green Party candidate Patrick Thelwell.

Police detain a protester after he appeared to throw eggs at Britain's King Charles III and the Queen Consort as they arrived for a ceremony at Micklegate Bar, where the Sovereign is traditionally welcomed to the city, in York, England, Wednesday Nov. 9, 2022.
Patrick Thelwell, 23, is well known for his left-wing politics and has been arrested at least five times for various climate campaigns.

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.”



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