A throw of eggs that could cost its author up to six months in prison.
British police announced on Monday that they have charged a 23-year-old man with "threatening behavior" suspected of throwing several eggs at King Charles III during a trip to northern England, narrowly missing the sovereign.
As the king and his wife shook hands, cheered by British people who came to greet them, Patrick Thelwell had thrown several eggs in the direction of Charles, narrowly missing him.
He will appear on Tuesday in court in York, the city where the events took place on November 9, to be formally notified of the charges, local police and the prosecution said in separate press releases.
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At the time of the events, the press then presented him as a student and environmental activist and claimed that he had shouted anti-monarchist slogans and that the United Kingdom had been “built with the blood of slaves” before his arrest.
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On December 6, a 28-year-old man was briefly arrested for also trying to throw an egg at the 73-year-old new ruler while on the move in the town of Luton, north London.
He was charged with disturbing public order.
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Shortly after the facts and his arrest in the process, Patrick Thelwell had explained to The Mirror that he had remained in detention until 10 p.m.
He had been released on two conditions: that he no longer approach Charles III and that he no longer carry eggs in public.
He could still continue to buy eggs, he told the British media.