During the hearing, the prosecutor stated that the defendant explained his act to the policemen who had arrested and questioned him, specifying that the monarch’s visit to the “poor city” of Luton, in north London, on December 6, was ” tasteless”.
“You targeted someone. It doesn’t matter what your motives are,” the judge replied.
You targeted someone. No matter what your motives
At the hearing, the young man – who wore glasses and a navy blue jacket – did not show any particular emotion during the reading of the facts with which he was accused.
According to his lawyer, he “deeply regrets” his gesture.
In addition to the fine, Harry May will have to pay £85 ($103) in court costs.
During this visit to Luton, Charles III met with city officials, charitable organizations and visited a new Sikh temple.
At the beginning of November, a 23-year-old man had already been arrested in York, in the north of England, after throwing eggs at the new sovereign while he greeted the citizens, on foot, in the center of the city in the company of his wife Camilla.
Charged with “threatening behaviour”, he is due to appear in York court on January 20.
“This country was built on the blood of slaves,” he would have shouted before being stopped by several policemen, at a time when the United Kingdom is increasingly confronting its slave-owning and colonialist past.
The suspect was released on bail.