A man has been arrested after an egg was thrown in the direction of the King during a walkabout in Luton.
A suspect in his 20s was in custody on suspicion of common assault after he was detained in St George’s Square this morning, Bedfordshire Police said.
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 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.
Image: The monarch visited a new Sikh temple
Image: The King in the Dart control room He also rode on Luton’s cable-drawn Dart mass passenger transit system, which links the train station to the airport.
The Royal Family is braced for the release of Harry and Meghan’s contentious documentary on Thursday.
In two trailers released by Netflix for the show, the Duke of Sussex speaks of the “dirty game” being waged against him and his wife and the “pain and suffering” of women marrying into the Royal Family.
The trailers have been criticised for featuring misleading clips and photographs.
Footage in the second trailer, which apparently illustrates paparazzi hounding the couple, was actually taken as Katie Price arrived at court last year.