Footage Of Attack on Charles and Camilla Released

Prince Charles and Camilla

The Metropolitan Police in London have released CCTV footage of the attack on Prince Charles and wife Camilla‘s car during student protests that occurred in December.  “Police say the newly-released images and footage show a woman striking the royal car and causing damage to one of the convoy vehicles,” BBC News reports. “In one picture, the woman is seen with a man, whom police also wish to trace as a potential witness. Officers are also keen to trace two men seen separately attacking the royal car.”

Demonstrators were protesting the proposed hike in Britain’s college tuition fees when the attack happened on December 8. The Prince and the Duchess of Cornwall were in a Rolls-Royce en route to the Royal Variety Performance. “Their car was surrounded by as many as 20 demonstrators on Regent Street,” according to the BBC report. “One of the vehicle’s windows was smashed and paint was thrown at it. At least three metal dustbins were also hurled at two other cars in the convoy and the duchess was poked in the ribs through an open window. White paint was also thrown over the vehicle.”

You can watch the footage over at BBC.com or in the Metropolitan Police’s YouTube channel.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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