Wednesday 22 November 2017

Queen mooned by construction worker with Aussie flag wedged between buttocks in Brisbane

Bonnie Malkin

The Queen will take many memories of her warm welcome in Brisbane on Monday away with her, but there is one sight she will probably be hoping to forget.

While her motorcade passed through cheering crowds on its way to the city from the airport, one local construction worker tried to steal the limelight by dropping his trousers and baring his behind to the royal couple.

Liam Warriner, aged 22, allegedly ran for about 50 yards alongside the royal motorcade with an Australian flag wedged between his buttocks, before he was apprehended by police.

He was later charged with creating a public nuisance and willful exposure. He will appear in court on Friday.

Speaking after his release from custody, Mr Warriner said he was dared to "moon" the Queen by his colleagues, who were unloading shipping containers near the monarch's official route.

"I mooned the Queen," he told Brisbane's Courier Mail newspaper.

"Everybody's seen someone's butt, come on. You see it on TV all the time, you see it in movies, it's accepted in PG rated programming these days, but yet it's an offence to the Queen."

Mr Warriner claimed that the Queen had waved in his direction as her car passed, which prompted him to carry out the stunt. He said that during his run the Duke also waved at him.

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