Crown Prince Frederik Turned Away From Bris Bar With No ID
What does a royal have to do for a drink in this town...
The Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark has been turned away from Brisbane city bar, Jade Buddha, because he could not produce appropriate ID.
The husband of Australian native Princess Mary, was told that he and his entourage could not enter the Eagle Street premises just before midnight on Friday.
It's the latest embarrassment for the state after ramping up the legislation surrounding identification requirements at establishments in the "Safe Night Precincts".
Lucky for Frederik he did eventually get into the bar... but only after he was escorted back by Queensland Police officers from the 'dignitary protection unit' who informed the management that his royal status was enough to buck the ID requirements normally enforced for other patrons.
The Office of Liquor and Gaming had reportedly given the police officers clearance to allow the Crown Prince an exception.
A co-owner of Jade Buddha said the new legislation has been causing headaches.
“It’s a stupid law. We always thought it was going to be a nightmare,’’ Phil Hogan told News Ltd.
“It’s happening all the time and the whole thing has been a nightmare from a tourist point of view.
"It’s just a nonsense. It’s a real overreaction.
“This is just the tip of the iceberg with the Prince.
"It’s happening all the time with normal people.”
Next time the Prince will have to remember his passport...