Man arrested after allegedly egging king

  • Britain's King Charles III, right, greets members of the public as he arrives for a visit to Luton Town Hall, where he is meeting community leaders and voluntary organisations, in Luton, England, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. (Yui Mok/PA via AP) Yui Mok

  • Britain's King Charles III smiles as he speaks with local school children waving flags during a visit to the newly built Guru Nanak Gurdwara, in Luton, England, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. (Jonathan Jackson/Pool Photo via AP) Chris Jackson

  • Britain's King Charles III, right, sits on the floor next to Professor Gurch Randhawa, a member of the Sikh Congregation, in the Prayer Hall during the king's visit to the newly built Guru Nanak Gurdwara, in Luton, England, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. (Chris Jackson/Pool Photo via AP) CHRIS Jackson GETTY IMAGES

  • Britain's King Charles III smiles next to children who are learning Punjabi and traditional music inside the Langar Hall during his visit to the newly built Guru Nanak Gurdwara, in Luton, England, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. (Chris Jackson/Pool Photo via AP) Chris Jackson

  • Britain's King Charles III, right, makes the traditional namaste gesture as a traditional shawl for meditation is placed around his shoulders in the Prayer Hall during his visit to the newly built Guru Nanak Gurdwara, in Luton, England, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. (Chris Jackson/Pool Photo via AP) CHRIS Jackson GETTY IMAGES

  • Britain's King Charles III makes the traditional namaste gesture as he speaks to volunteers and learns about the programmes they deliver for the local community during a visit to the newly built Guru Nanak Gurdwara, in Luton, England, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. (Chris Jackson/Pool Photo via AP) Chris Jackson

  • Britain's King Charles III, left, makes the traditional namaste gesture as he speaks to volunteers and learns about the programmes they deliver for the local community during a visit to the newly built Guru Nanak Gurdwara, in Luton, England, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. (Chris Jackson/Pool Photo via AP) Chris Jackson

  • Britain's King Charles III, center right, unveils a plaque to commemorate his visit to the newly built Guru Nanak Gurdwara, in Luton, England, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. (Chris Jackson/Pool Photo via AP) Chris Jackson

  • Britain's King Charles III, right, speaks with Professor Gurch Randhawa, a member of the Sikh Congregation, as they sit on the floor in the Prayer Hall during the king's visit to the newly built Guru Nanak Gurdwara, in Luton, England, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. (Chris Jackson/Pool Photo via AP) CHRIS Jackson GETTY IMAGES

  • Britain's King Charles III sits on the floor in the Prayer Hall during a visit to the newly built Guru Nanak Gurdwara, in Luton, England, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. (Chris Jackson/Pool Photo via AP) CHRIS Jackson GETTY IMAGES

  • Britain's King Charles III smiles as he speaks with local school children waving flags during a visit to the newly built Guru Nanak Gurdwara, in Luton, England, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. (Jonathan Jackson/Pool Photo via AP) Chris Jackson

  • Britain's King Charles III smiles as he speaks with local school children waving flags during a visit to the newly built Guru Nanak Gurdwara, in Luton, England, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. (Jonathan Jackson/Pool Photo via AP) Chris Jackson

Published: 12/6/2022 9:09:10 PM

LONDON (AP) — A man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of assault after an egg was allegedly hurled towards King Charles III during a visit to a town center, police said.

Bedfordshire Police said a man in his 20s was being questioned over an alleged common assault.

Charles was meeting members of the public outside the town hall in Luton, 30 miles north of London, when the projectile was apparently thrown. He was moved to a different area by his security guards and resumed shaking hands with members of the public.

The king has traveled widely across Britain since becoming monarch on the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, in September. He was due to visit several sites in Luton on Tuesday, including a transit station and a Sikh house of worship, a gurdwara.

Last month a 23-year-old man was arrested after eggs were hurled at Charles and his wife Camilla, the queen consort, during a visit to York, northern England. The man was later released on bail.


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