A man in his 20s was arrested on Tuesday after allegedly throwing an egg at Britain’s King Charles III. The monarch was on a visit to the center of Luton, in south east England, when the incident took place.
The boy was taken into custody by the Bedfordshire county police, while Charles III was removed from the public who were at the scene and awaited a handshake from the monarch, according to the British newspaper The Guardian.
The King of the United Kingdom was in Luton to ride the city’s new mass transit system. Charles also took advantage of his visit to the city to visit a newly inaugurated temple, in addition to visiting the local city hall.
Incidents involving eggs and Elizabeth II’s eldest son have become commonplace since Charles took the throne. Last month, a 23-year-old threw an egg at the king but missed.
Patrick Thelweel, 23, was arrested but later released on condition that he no longer carry eggs in public. The young person can be imprisoned for up to six months and pay a fine of more than R$ 30,000 for the act.