NO action will be taken against a man arrested and charged after allegedly holding eggs near Queen Elizabeth’s coffin.

A 38-year-old man was charged with breach of the peace after being found holding the eggs – without any being thrown – as the late monarch’s coffin passed through Aberdeen.

The arrest in the Duthie Park area happened on September 11, 2022, three days after the queen’s death.

Thousands had gathered across the northeast to mark the route taken by the monarch’s coffin as it made its way from Balmoral, her Aberdeenshire estate, to lie in rest at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh.

A spokesperson for the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) told the BBC that no action would be taken against the man – but said they reserve the right to prosecute “should further evidence become available”.

The COPFS spokesperson said: "The procurator fiscal received a report relating to a 38-year old male and an incident said to have occurred on 11 September 2022.

“After careful consideration of the facts and circumstances of the case, including the available admissible evidence, the procurator fiscal decided that there should be no proceedings taken at this time.

"The Crown reserves the right to proceed in the future should further evidence become available."

In November 2022, a student accused of throwing eggs at King Charles was banned from carrying them in public.

Patrick Thelwell was arrested after eggs were thrown at King Charles and the Queen during a public appearance in York. None of the eggs hit the monarch or his wife.