ROYAL security chiefs fear King Charles’ Christmas Day walkabout could be hit by protests – and have ordered a review of His Majesty’s safety, it was reported last night.
Charles will attend church in Sandringham on Sunday with members of the royal family for their first day of Christmas since the Queen’s death.
But a recent spate of incidents involving eggs being thrown at Charles has raised safety concerns.
However, protection chiefs are planning to increase security on the day to stem further protests.
A source told The Mirror: “This isn’t just about people with balls, everyone is very aware it could be a lot worse.”
“A comprehensive review will be carried out to ensure the correct evacuation procedures are in place.”
They allege that the Police Royal and VIP Executive Committee, which is responsible for security and palace officials, held emergency talks this week to plan how to intervene in future cases.
It comes after a man was charged with assault after an egg was allegedly thrown at the king during a royal tour earlier this month.
The monarch was greeting crowds in Luton town center as the incident unfolded.
It happened less than a month after Charles was four-balled at by another man in York.
And on Christmas Day, an intruder was arrested after attempting to storm Windsor Castle with a crossbow.
This year, the King and Queen Consort are gearing up for one of the biggest royal celebratory gatherings in years.
Charles and Camilla have invited a large number of those referred to as “The Loyal Family” to Sandringham
Camilla will have her son Tom Parker Bowles, 47, and daughter Laura Lopes, 44, at the table for a royal Christmas dinner for the first time.
The disgraced Prince Andrew, 62, and his ex-wife and former royal outcast Sarah Ferguson, 63, also received the nod for the Norfolk meeting.
Other guests include Prince William and Kate, both 40, and their three children, Edward and Sophie, and family Princesses Beatrice, 34, and Eugenie, 32, and their husbands and children.
I’m A Celeb star Mike Tindall, 44, is also expected, along with wife Zara, 41, and their three children.
Elderly workers have said that as many family members as possible will attend church together on Christmas Day to demonstrate unity after a difficult year.
But Prince Harry, 38, and Meghan, 41, left, will be thousands of miles away in the States after their new attacks on William and Charles in this week’s Netflix docuseries.
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