A MAN has been arrested after he was allegedly seen carrying eggs as the Queen’s funeral cortege passed him.

The 38-year-old man was charged with a breach of the peace after he was allegedly spotted with the potential projectiles near Duthie Park in Aberdeen on Sunday, as the Queen’s funeral procession travelled from Balmoral to Edinburgh.

Police said he has been released on an undertaking and will appear before a court at a later date.

Thousands gathered across the northeast, marking the route taken by the Queen’s coffin as it made its way from her Aberdeenshire estate to lie in rest at St Giles’ Cathedral in the capital.

The Argus: The Queen's funeral cortege passes Duthie Park, Aberdeen on Sunday The Queen's funeral cortege passes Duthie Park, Aberdeen on Sunday (Image: PA)

It comes amid a wave of breach of the peace arrests across the UK as police crack down on people expressing anti-monarchy sentiment – including one man who said he was threatened with arrest for carrying a blank piece of paper outside the Palace of Westminster.

A police officer, filmed covertly, said the man may have been arrested if he had written a republican slogan on the sheet.

A Police Scotland said: “A 38-year-old man was charged for a breach of the peace in the vicinity of Duthie Park, Aberdeen on Sunday, September 11, 2022.

“He was released on an undertaking to appear at court at a later date and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal."