PROTESTERS backing the Just Stop Oil group have thrown chocolate cake over a waxwork statue of King Charles at London’s Madame Tussauds museum in their latest demonstration.

Eilidh McFadden, 20, from Glasgow and Tom Johnson, 29, from Sunderland, chucked the dessert in the King’s face as a worker urged them to stop in an effort to show their “simple” demand.

“Just stop new oil and gas,” they said. “It’s a piece of cake.”

According to the Met Police, the pair have since been arrested.

In a statement, the force said: "We responded quickly to an incident at Madame Tussauds after two people threw food at a statue at approximately 10:50hrs.They have both been arrested for criminal damage."

It comes weeks ahead of COP27 where King Charles is no longer expected to give a speech, reportedly on the advice of former prime minister Liz Truss.

Earlier this month, Buckingham Palace confirmed that Charles will not be attending the international climate gathering in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, despite his longstanding and passionate commitment to environmental issues. He had also spoken at COP26 in Glasgow last year.

Levelling Up Secretary Simon Clarke insisted that the decision had been mutually agreed by the Government and the Palace, while ministers insisted they remain committed to the target of net-zero emissions by 2050.

And a Number 10 source said it is “ridiculous” to suggest that the Prime Minister “gives orders” to the monarch.

Climate protesters have been taking direct action and causing major disruption in recent weeks. 

On Sunday, four Just Stop Oil protesters were arrested for “wilful obstruction” after blocking traffic on London’s Abbey Road.

The activists blocked traffic on both carriageways of the North London crossing made famous by The Beatles.

The protesters recreated the pose from the cover of The Beatles’ Abbey Road album at the crossing.

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They then unfurled a poster with the slogan "Just Stop Oil", before blocking traffic by sitting in the middle of the road.

Plus, over the weekend, climate protesters threw mashed potatoes at a Claude Monet painting in a German museum but caused no damage to the artwork.

Two activists from the group Last Generation, which has called on the German government to take drastic action to protect the climate and stop using fossil fuels, approached Monet’s Les Meules at Potsdam’s Barberini Museum and threw a thick substance over the painting and its gold frame.

And last week, the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, which links Kent and Essex, was closed after it was scaled by two climbers from the Just Stop Oil group.

It all comes after protesters threw soup over Van Gogh's Sunflowers painting, prompting controversy around the world.