Royal protection officers ‘seconds from drawing their guns on mob’ after Camilla was HIT in the ribs by rioter
By Daily Mail Reporter
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Royal protection officers were seconds from drawing their weapons after the Duchess of Cornwall was physically attacked by rioters, it emerged today.
Camilla was prodded in the ribs with a stick through the open window of their Rolls Royce as she and Charles were driven to the Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium.
One of the vintage car’s windows was left open by mistake before the vehicle was surrounded by a snarling mob of rioting students and activists.
The car was kicked, rocked and hit with paint bombs as up to 20 demonstrators attacked it and chanted ‘Off with their heads!’ and ‘Tory scum’, leaving the couple visibly shaken.
One thug managed to lean into the car through the window nearest to Camilla, who was left terrified by the biggest Royal security lapse in a generation.