Man admits egg attack on King Charles III. guilty

A 21-year-old man was fined on Friday after admitting to cheating King Charles III. throwing an egg during a royal tour last year.

Harry May, 21, from Luton, north of London, has been fined £100 ($122) and ordered to pay £85 in costs after pleading guilty to a public order offence.

The incident occurred while 74-year-old Charles was in Luton on December 6 to meet with community leaders and open a new Sikh temple.

Charles visit in ‘bad taste’

Prosecutor Jason Seetal said the egg that May tossed landed near Charles while he was chatting with locals.

He said May told police he threw it because “he felt the King visiting a town like Luton, a disadvantaged and poor area, was in bad taste”.

“Whatever disagreements you have with anyone, the way to resolve them is not to throw projectiles at them,” Chief Magistrate Paul Goldspring May said during a hearing at Westminster Magistrates Court.

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The judge said he accepts that May did not try to egg the king but said the attack was “planned” and “targeted” at Charles.

The attack came less than a month after Charles and his wife Camilla were pelted with multiple eggs in November in the northern English city of York.

None of the eggs hit Charles, and he was carried away by memories.

Next court date

Police arrested the suspected attacker, 23-year-old college student Patrick Thelwell.

He was later released on bail on the condition that he not wear eggs in public except while shopping.

Thelwell is due to appear in court in York, northern England, next Friday.

Charles became king after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, in September. She was buried after a state funeral and 10 days of national mourning.

But there was some protest against the hereditary principle of the monarchy, under which Charles took over as head of state.

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