Man arrested after egg thrown at the King during Luton visit | UK News

A man has been arrested after an egg was thrown in the direction of the King during a walkabout in Luton.

Bedfordshire Police said a suspect in his 20s was in custody on suspicion of common assault after being detained in St George’s Square this morning.

The King was temporarily steered away from crowds outside the town hall by security staff but continued to shake hands with the public after being moved to a different area.

A protester was also arrested last month after throwing eggs at the King in York.

At the start of today’s visit, the King met representatives from the Royal British Legion, the Ghana Society, Luton Town’s football academy, veterans and cadets.

He then visited the Guru Nanak Gurdwara in the Bedfordshire town and met volunteers at the Luton Sikh Soup Kitchen Stand.

The King wore a Ramaal headscarf for the visit to the new temple and bowed in front of the Sikh holy book, Guru Granth Sahib.

He also rode on Luton’s cable-drawn Dart mass passenger transit system, which links the train station to the airport.

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, to meet volunteers and learn about the programmes they deliver for the local community. Picture date: Tuesday December 6, 2022.
The monarch wore a headscarf as he visited a new Sikh temple
King Charles III is shown the control room during a visit to Luton DART Parkway Station to learn about the new cable-drawn mass passenger transit system which will connect Luton Airport Parkway rail station to London Luton Airport. Picture date: Tuesday December 6, 2022.
The King in the Dart control room

His visit comes days before his son’s controversial documentary debuts on Netflix.

A new trailer for the show was released on Monday in which Harry speaks of the “dirty game” being waged against him and his wife.