A man in the UK has been arrested after allegedly throwing an egg at King Charles III while the monarch was visiting the city center on Tuesday, British authorities said.

The man in his 20s was being questioned about the alleged common assault, Bedfordshire Police said.

Charles, 74, was meeting members of the public outside Luton Town Hall, 30 miles north of London, when the shell was apparently launched. He was moved to a separate area by his security guards and resumed shaking hands with members of the public.

He was due to visit several sites in Luton on Tuesday, including a transit station and a Sikh place of worship, a gurdwara.

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Britain’s King Charles III smiles as he talks to flag-waving local school children during a visit to the newly built Guru Nanak Gurdwara, in Luton, England on Tuesday, December 6, 2022.
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The king has traveled extensively throughout Britain since he became monarch upon the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, in September.

Last month, Charles and his wife Camilla, the queen consort, were nearly struck by eggs during a visit to York in northern England.

Britain's King Charles III, right, greets members of the public as he arrives for a visit to Luton Town Hall, where he meets community leaders and voluntary organisations, in Luton, England, on Tuesday 6 December 2022.

Britain’s King Charles III, right, greets members of the public as he arrives for a visit to Luton Town Hall, where he meets community leaders and voluntary organisations, in Luton, England, on Tuesday 6 December 2022.
(Yui Mok/PA via AP)

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One video shows the king shaking hands with several people when multiple eggs narrowly missed the king’s face.

Britain's King Charles III smiles as he talks to flag-waving local school children during a visit to the newly built Guru Nanak Gurdwara, in Luton, England on Tuesday, December 6, 2022.

Britain’s King Charles III smiles as he talks to flag-waving local school children during a visit to the newly built Guru Nanak Gurdwara, in Luton, England on Tuesday, December 6, 2022.
(Jonathan Jackson/Pool Photos via AP)

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Police arrested a 23-year-old man, who was later released on bail.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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