The student arrested in Britain on Wednesday for throwing eggs at King Charles III has been released but police have banned him… from bringing anyone in public in the future.
Patrick Thelwell, 23, was arrested by the police on Wednesday morning after the incident in the streets of York in northern England, where the king was traveling with his wife Camilla. As the king and his wife shook hands, cheered by the British who came to greet them, the young environmental activist threw several eggs at Charles, narrowly missing him.
VIDEO. Charles III and Camilla targeted by egg throwing
Speaking to The Mirror, Patrick Thelwell claimed he remained in custody until 8pm. 22:00 and was released on the condition that he no longer comes near the king or carries any more eggs in public. He can still buy eggs when he goes shopping, he tells the newspaper.
“People pulled my hair out”
Patrick Thelwell is a former candidate for the Green Party and also an activist in the environmental group Extinction Rebellion. At the time of the incident, he had voiced his anti-monarchist views, shouting that Britain “was built with the blood of slaves”.
According to him, the spectators who came to cheer the king were furious with him and “screamed with rage”. “People pulled my hair, they spat on me,” he told the Mirror, claiming to have received death threats.
Charles III, 73, who will be crowned in May eight months after taking the throne, is less popular than his late mother, who was adored by Britons throughout her 70-year reign. However, he has experienced a resurgence in popularity since becoming king.