This is what the Brits would describe as “cheeky”. In EVERY since of the word…
The Queen was met with rapturous scenes — and an alleged flasher — in the Australian city of Brisbane on Monday, where she praised its recovery from devastating floods.
Tens of thousands of well-wishers packed the banks of the Brisbane River, engorged just nine months ago with floodwaters that submerged 30,000 homes in Australia’s third-largest city, to catch a glimpse of the queen.
Wearing a pistachio dress and hat, the 85-year-old monarch smiled and shook hands with those among the thousands of fans who stood for hours in the searing spring sunshine for a chance to see her.
Her aides struggled under the weight of scores of bouquets, stuffed koalas and other gifts including a boomerang offered by children at Southbank, where a huge cheering crowd waving Australian and English flags hailed her arrival.
But the warm welcome was briefly disrupted by one man among the crowd who allegedly exposed himself.
“A 22-year-old man has been charged with wilful exposure and public nuisance,” a Queensland Police spokeswoman told AFP, adding that it was “in the vicinity of the procession.”
ABC News reported that the man allegedly flashed his buttocks at the queen.
He will appear in court later this month.