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10th Nov 2022

Man who egged King Charles is banned from carrying eggs in public

Charlie Herbert

Student banned from carrying eggs after throwing them at King Charles

The condition had to be altered so he could go shopping

A student arrested for throwing eggs at King Charles says he has been banned from carrying the food item in public or going within 500 metres of the royal.

On Wednesday, Patrick Thelwell, 23, was arrested in York after four eggs were thrown at the monarch and the Queen Consort during their visit to the city.

Thelwell, an Extinction Rebellion activist, was heard booing and shouting: “This country was built on the blood of slaves!”

Although one of the eggs did land near the monarch, none of them appeared to directly strike him.

Footage from the scene showed Thelwell being tackled to the ground by police and royal security staff.

Cries of “shame on you” at him and “God save the King” then broke out by angry members of the crowd.

Speaking to the Mirror, the University of York student suggested the crowd’s reaction was evidence they were “fascists.”

“After I was arrested the experience of that crowd, literally screaming and wailing with pure rage,” he told the publication.

“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.”

He said he had received a wave of abuse on social media following his actions, including death threats.

None of the eggs hit King Charles (Getty)

The student said he had been charged with a Section 4 public order offence and is due in court on December 1.

He revealed that his bail conditions include staying at least 500 metres away the King and not being allowed to possess any eggs in a public place.

He said this condition was eventually altered so he could go grocery shopping.

Thelwell has previously described being arrested for public disorder as “the single most rewarding and worthwhile experience of my life.”

He has also previously expressed republican sentiments, tweeting that he would “not bow to the new false King” when the Queen died.

The 23-year-old stood as a Green Party candidate in the 2019 local elections for the Hull Road Ward in York, which is now controlled by Labour.

His policy proposals included creating “an economy based on mutual aid, sustainability, and growing our own food” and pushing York council to reduce its carbon emissions.

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