Royals King Charles Ignores Protestors Holding 'Not My King' Signs During Latest Royal Outing King Charles didn't react to the anti-monarchy protestors holding bright yellow signs for his arrival in Milton Keynes By Janine Henni Janine Henni Twitter Janine Henni is a Royals Staff Writer for PEOPLE Digital, covering modern monarchies and the world's most famous families. Like Queen Elizabeth, she loves horses and a great tiara moment. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 16, 2023 01:37 PM Share Tweet Pin Email King Charles III kept calm and carried on despite heckling from the crowd gathered outside his latest engagement. The King, 74, traveled to Milton Keynes on Thursday to celebrate its new status as a city, a classification awarded during Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee. As he arrived at the Church of Christ the Cornerstone, protestors raised yellow signs reading "Not My King." Royals correspondent Richard Palmer of the Daily Express tweeted that there were about 20 protestors there. The effort was organized by the anti-monarchy group Republic, which plans to protest King Charles' coronation on May 6. The King appeared to ignore the protestors and seemed to be in good spirits as he shook hands with people who came out to see him, some waving Union Jack flags. As seen in a video shared on Twitter by Heart News East, a chorus of "God Save the King" rang out in a show of support. How Queen Camilla Avoided a Major Diamond Controversy with Her Coronation Crown Choice ARTHUR EDWARDS/POOL/AFP via Getty In December, King Charles kept cool during a walkabout in Luton when an egg was allegedly thrown in his direction. He was greeting well-wishers gathered outside Luton Town Hall when an egg flew towards where he stood, the Associated Press reported. According to the outlet, protection officers redirected the royal to another point, where he continued shaking hands with the people who came out to see him. Bedfordshire Police said that a man in his 20s was detained and taken into custody, the BBC reported. Similarly, in early November, the King and Queen Camilla were on a walkabout in York when someone in the crowd threw eggs in their direction, the projectiles landing just inches away. King Charles and Queen Camilla, 75, were out at Micklegate Bar, a historic gateway in the northern English city where the monarch traditionally enters, when the food was thrown. A protester — who reportedly called out, "This country was built on the blood of slaves" — was detained by four police officers, according to the Northern Echo. ARTHUR EDWARDS/POOL/AFP via Getty Charles followed in his late mother's footsteps at the Church of Christ the Cornerstone. The hub was the first ecumenical city center church in the U.K. and was formally opened by Queen Elizabeth in 1992. Inside, King Charles attended a reception to meet local groups dedicated to charity, business, faith, the environment and the arts in Milton Keynes, which is about a two-hour drive north of London. He then moved to the Milton Keynes Food Bank to learn more about the organization's outreach and impact in the area. The monarch gave a short speech, in which he said he was "delighted" to celebrate Milton Keynes' new city status. "So ladies and gentlemen, as you mark your well-deserved status as one of England's newest cities, I can only offer my heartfelt congratulations and my very best wishes for the future," he said. Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty The sovereign was solo during Thursday's outing, as his wife, Queen Camilla, has tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time. Buckingham Palace announced the news Monday and confirmed the Queen Consort would be canceling her engagements for the rest of the week. "After suffering the symptoms of a cold, Her Majesty The Queen Consort has tested positive for the Covid virus," the palace said in a statement. "With regret, she has therefore cancelled all her public engagements for this week and sends her sincere apologies to those who had been due to attend them." King Charles Displays Glamorous New Photo with Queen Camilla While Meeting Ukraine's President L: Caption . PHOTO: MOLLY DARLINGTON/POOL/AFP via Getty R: Caption . PHOTO: Molly Darlington - WPA Pool/Getty The news came nearly a year to the day Camilla's first COVID diagnosis was announced. In a short statement issued on Feb. 14, 2022, a spokesman at Clarence House said, "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating. We continue to follow government guidelines." The palace added at the time that the royal was tripled-vaccinated against the viral disease. Can't get enough of PEOPLE's Royals coverage? Sign up for our free Royals newsletter to get the latest updates on Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and more! Queen Camilla. Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images Camilla, 75, tested positive four days after her husband, who was then known as Prince Charles, entered self-isolation following his own positive coronavirus diagnosis.