Where was the security? That's the question ringing loud and clear today after an astounding attack on Prince Charles and Camilla's Rolls Royce.
And in a YouTube video, you can hear an overwhelmed police officer desperately trying to break up the mob.
Camilla was clearly stunned by the attack, and at one point she was in tears. She was actually hit with a stick pushed through an open window, according to one report.
Camilla was ashen-faced when she and the future King of England finally arrived at the London Palladium Theatre, where she asked for a shot of brandy to calm her nerves.
"Camilla, more than Prince Charles, was very shaken. As she stood out of the car [at the theatre] you can see she was very cautious and wasn't at all impressed with the lack of security," royal watcher Neil Sean tells INSIDE EDITION.
The drama happened during the furious London protests over a rise in college tuition.
The protesters focused their rage on the Parliament building. Charles and Camilla were attacked by a breakaway group on nearby Regent Street.
The Rolls Royce, specially built with extra-large windows to let the public see the royal family, was trashed. A window was shattered and paint was splattered on the bodywork.
"You [could] see Camilla shouting out, I presume to the driver, to get them out of there as fast as possible," a photographer who was on the scene told Good Morning America.
The royal couple took no chances as they left the theatre. This time, they traveled in a convoy of armored police vehicles.
Many are now asking how the stunning breach of security will affect the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in April.
"We're expecting the world to be around here, so we cannot risk an event like what happened last night happening again next April," Sean says.