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UK student who threw eggs at king denies threatening behavior

2023-01-20T16:21:59.816Z


A student accused of throwing eggs at King Charles III in York (north of England) last November denied on Friday January 20...


A student accused of having thrown eggs in the direction of King Charles III in York (north of England) last November denied Friday, January 20 in court any threatening or abusive behavior.

At a hearing in a court in York, Patrick Thelwell, 23, pleaded not guilty to using threatening or abusive behavior or words.

A mobilization against the establishment

His trial is set for April 14 and according to his lawyer, Nicola Hall, he will have to determine whether his actions can be considered "

a legitimate demonstration

".

Read alsoPrince Harry's failed charge against the royal family

"

He will defend the idea that his actions were necessary and part of a mobilization against the establishment

," said the lawyer again during the hearing.

Troubled start of reign

Patrick Thelwell was arrested on November 9 by police after throwing eggs at King Charles III on a trip to York with his wife, Queen Consort Camilla.

None had reached the monarch.

Last week, a 21-year-old man was fined 100 pounds (about 112 euros) for throwing an egg at the king in December during a trip to the impoverished north London town of Luton.

He told the police that he found the visit "

in bad taste

".

Arrived on the throne in September after the death of Elizabeth II, Charles III is much less popular than his mother and sees the beginning of his reign shaken by the publication of the explosive memoirs of his son Harry.

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Source: lefigaro

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