Man arrested after royal car protest in Canterbury

A 47-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly running at a car carrying the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall prior to the Archbishop of Canterbury's enthronement.

The suspect was detained on suspicion of breach of the peace following the incident in Canterbury just before 2:20pm, Kent Police said.

The Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince of Wales attended the Archbishop of Canterbury's enthronement ceremony.
The Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince of Wales attended the Archbishop of Canterbury's enthronement ceremony. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

One witness claimed police officers held a man to the ground until the royal couple's car was safely inside the gates of the 900-year-old cathedral.

A Kent Police spokesman said the suspect was still in custody tonight.

"Officers at Mint Yard Gate ... intervened when a man allegedly ran at a car which was taking guests to the Archbishop's enthronement ceremony", the spokesman said.

"A 47-year-old man from Whitstable was arrested on suspicion of breach of the peace and is currently in custody", he added.

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