Police have thwarted a renowned Croatian anti-royalist from throwing a bag of manure at Prince Charles. 74-year-old Sam Bracanov, a Croatian national living in New Zealand, has pleaded not guilty in an Auckland Court after being arrested for preparing to commit an assault.
Bracanov told reporters that he had purchased horse manure and mixed it with water so it became like “porridge”, intending to throw it at the British heir to the throne, who is currently on an official tour in New Zealand to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s diamond jubilee.
“I would have done it,” said the Croat. Bracanov’s beef is with the system and the monarchy.
“He didn’t qualify with his brain, he qualified with his body, and what (the) body produce(s) goes to toilet, so I would hit him with what goes to toilet,” he said.
Bracanov, who was arrested before the royals arrived, was released on bail and is not allowed within 500 metres from the royals whilst they are in New Zealand.
This is not Bracanov’s first introduction to the law. In 1994 he attempted to spray air freshener at Prince Charles to “remove the stink of royalty” when he visited and also threw a bucket of horse manure at a car with Spain’s King Juan Carlos in it in 1988.