Elderly anti-royal had bucket of horse poo

00:22, Nov 13 2012
Prince Charles with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key shake hands with Kiwi veterans from the British Airborne Forces during the Armistice Day commemorations held outside the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Prince Charles with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key shake hands with Kiwi veterans from the British Airborne Forces during the Armistice Day commemorations held outside the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, with NZ Prime Minister John Key and his wife Bronagh (left) brave the breeze during the Armistice Day commemorations outside the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, with NZ Prime Minister John Key and his wife Bronagh (left) brave the breeze during the Armistice Day commemorations outside the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, with NZ Prime Minister John Key and his wife Bronagh (left) brave the breeze during the Armistice Day commemorations outside the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, with NZ Prime Minister John Key and his wife Bronagh (left) brave the breeze during the Armistice Day commemorations outside the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, brave the breeze during the Armistice Day commemorations outside the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, brave the breeze during the Armistice Day commemorations outside the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Prince Charles enjoys a moment with a Kiwi veteran from the British Airborne Forces during the Armistice Day commemorations outside the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Prince Charles enjoys a moment with a Kiwi veteran from the British Airborne Forces during the Armistice Day commemorations outside the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Royal fan "Major Blunder" turned out in his full finery to see Prince Charles and Camilla during the Armistice Day commemorations outside the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Royal fan "Major Blunder" turned out in his full finery to see Prince Charles and Camilla during the Armistice Day commemorations outside the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Royal fans during the Armistice Day commemorations outside the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Royal fans during the Armistice Day commemorations outside the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Prince Charles lays a wreath at the foot of the cenotaph during the Armistice Day commemorations outside the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Prince Charles lays a wreath at the foot of the cenotaph during the Armistice Day commemorations outside the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Prince Charles meets members of the public after the Armistice Day commemoration service held outside the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Prince Charles meets members of the public after the Armistice Day commemoration service held outside the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, meets members of the public after the Armistice Day commemoration service outside the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, meets members of the public after the Armistice Day commemoration service outside the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Prince Charles shakes hands with members of the public after the Armistice Day commemoration service held outside the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Prince Charles shakes hands with members of the public after the Armistice Day commemoration service held outside the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
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Prince Charles and Mayor Len Brown at the Bruce Mason Centre.
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The Duchess of Cornwall with children of the Lake View Private Kindergarten at the Bruce Mason Centre.
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A mobile billboard from a protest group following the Prince and Duchess.
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The royal party scurry across a wharf in the rain.
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Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall arrive at the AUT Millenium Institute in Mairangi Bay on Auckland's North Shore earlier this morning.
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Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall arrive at the AUT Millenium Institute in Mairangi Bay on Auckland's North Shore earlier this morning.
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Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall arrive at the AUT Millenium Institute in Mairangi Bay on Auckland's North Shore earlier this morning.
Charles and Camilla in NZ
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall arrive at the AUT Millenium Institute in Mairangi Bay on Auckland's North Shore earlier this morning.
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Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall arrive at the AUT Millenium Institute in Mairangi Bay on Auckland's North Shore earlier this morning.
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Prince Charles arrives at the naval base in Stanley Bay before heading across the Waitemata harbour in a coast guard vessel.
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Prince Charles arrives at the naval base in Stanley Bay before heading across the Waitemata harbour in a coast guard vessel.
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Prince Charles arrives at the naval base in Stanley Bay before heading across the Waitemata harbour in a coast guard vessel.
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Prince Charles pays a visit to the northern communications coast guard centre at Mechanics Bay, meeting and greeting volunteers from across the north island.

An anti-royalist arrested before Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall arrived in downtown Auckland yesterday has admitted wanting to throw horse manure at the couple.

Castislav Sam Bracanov, 74, appeared at Auckland District Court this morning and pleaded not guilty to behaving in a manner that inferred that he was preparing to commit a crime.

He was granted bail under the condition he stay at least 500m away from the Prince and Duchess. He is due to re-appear in court later this month.

Castislav Sam Bracanov
ON BAIL: Castislav Sam Bracanov outside Auckland District Court today.

"I done the job, I was not successful, I will wait till next time," he shouted in court.

"Last time he tricked me with his son," he said referring to Prince Williams' visit.

The royal couple were about to arrive in the area when Bracanov was arrested. He said police were "rough" and the handcuffs caused bruising to his right hand.

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He spent the night in the police cells ahead of his court appearance.

Outside court today, he said he was "sitting peacefully" and had a $2 bucket of horse manure with him when he was arrested.

His aim was to cover either the Duchess of Cornwall or Prince Charles with the manure.

"They qualify [for becoming royalty] with their body, not with the brain," he said. "You've got to respect what the brain produce. Body produce what is going to toilet. So I prepare a bucket of shit, so I would hit them."

Bracanov said respect had to be earned, not passed on.

"They got licence to steal money. Who pay when they come here? Us. Did they ask you and me for a dollar? No, they just come and take it," he said.

"They think we are sheep. I'm not a bloody sheep."

The Yugoslav immigrant has a history of anti-monarchy antics.

In 1994, Bracanov was convicted of disorderly behaviour after spraying air freshener as he rushed at Prince Charles who was on a royal walkabout at Auckland's Viaduct Basin.

A court heard that Bracanov came within two metres of the prince, raised his arm and sprayed the air freshener before he was jumped on by five or six police officers, the Evening Post reported. 

After his arrest, Bracanov said he did not want to harm Prince Charles.

"What for? There is no need to approach him. I was only concerned for those people around him. Why should you smell such an awful dreadful smell.''

Prince Charles said in an interview with Radio New Zealand after the incident that these things occasionally happened to public figures. 

"This man here in Auckland apparently shovelled manure on to the King of Spain's car. Apparently he wanted to spray me with air freshener. I haven't decided whether to take it as a compliment or not. These things occasionally happen. It's one of the risks you run.''

In 1988, Bracanov threw a bucketful of horse manure at a car carrying King Juan Carlos of Spain. 

The manure hit the driver's and rear doors of a car carrying the King and Prime Minister David Lange.He was convicted of behaving in an disorderly manner.  

Bracanov was also involved in another protest during the royal tour of 1985.

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