The Royal car was targeted by protesters as the couple traveled to the Royal Variety Performance
Prince Charles and wife Camilla were left visibly shaken last night, after their Rolls Royce was targeted by a group of protesters opposing the proposed rise in tuition fees.
As 20,000 students and activists descended on Westminster last night, the car carrying the couple to the Royal Variety Performance was ambushed, with protesters kicking, throwing paint bombs and cracking a window, while chanting ‘off with their heads’.
The car had become separated from its police escort in the furore, leaving it vulnerable to the mob. Staying calm, Charles reportedly guided his wife towards the floor to ensure she was away from the line of fire.
Later commenting on the incident, David Cameron referred to it as ‘shocking and regrettable’.
A wave of protests swept through the capital last night after MPs voted to force through a rise in university tuition fees, which will treble costs for students.
According to the Met, 26 protestors were arrested during the evening and 38 injured.
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