The protestor who egged King Charles III during the royal’s visit with the Queen Consort in York has been banned for life against carrying eggs in public.
The 23-year-old man, Patrick Thelwell, was detained and arrested after he threw eggs at Charles and Camilia while the king was greeting a crowd of well wishers at Micklegate Bar, the Mirror reported in a piece published Thursday.
None of the eggs landed, as video surfaced online showing Charles stepping over them and continuing his visit before police tackled Thelwell to the ground, as previously reported.
“Yesterday, we arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of a public order offence during the Royal visit,” North Yorkshire Police tweeted about the arrest.
“The man has been interviewed and released on police bail,” it added. “He was detained following an incident which occurred as King Charles III and the Queen Consort arrived at Micklegate Bar in York yesterday. ”
After being released, Thelwell told the outlet that being detained wasn’t really that bad. “My friends were waiting for me. My solicitor was very good.”
“After I was arrested the experience of that crowd, literally screaming and wailing with pure rage,” he added. “Saying that my head should be on a spike, that I should be murdered on the spot. It doesn’t phase me because I understand what fascism is, what it looks like.”
“People were ripping chunks of my hair out, they were spitting at me,” the protestor continued. “People lost their minds. It’s just so revealing to see when you challenge someone’s beliefs in that way, the belief of the superiority of this man’s blood.”
The man also shared that one of the conditions of his bail was “amusing” and that was “not being allowed to possess any eggs in a public place.”
He then said that specifications was later adjusted to allow him the ability to go grocery shopping, the outlet noted.