Prince Charles, Camilla caught up in student protestsBy DPA, IANS
Thursday, December 9, 2010
LONDON - Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, were caught up in student protests in London late Thursday when the car they were travelling in was attacked, but the couple was unharmed, a royal spokesman said.
The couple were being driven to a theatre performance when their vehicle was struck by objects and daubed in paint. Demonstrators also tried to smash in car doors, reports said.
“We can confirm that their Royal Highnesses’ car was attacked by the protesters on the way to their engagement at the London Palladium this evening. Both their Royal Highnesses were unharmed,” said a spokeswoman for Clarence House.
The large-scale protests erupted all over central London after parliament approved a controversial hike in university tuition fees from 2012.