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Mooning Queen proves costly for Australian man

A Sydney man has been fined 750 Australian dollars (about $800 US) for mooning the Queen and her husband, Prince Philip, during a royal visit to Australia.

A Sydney man has been fined 750 Australian dollars (about $800 US) for mooning the Queen and her husband, Prince Philip, during a royal visit to Australia.

Barman Liam Lloyd Warriner was sentenced Tuesday in a Brisbane court on a charge of creating a public nuisance for baring his buttocks to the 85-year-old British monarch and her 90-year-old husband in October.

Warriner admitted holding an Australian flag clenched between his bare buttocks and running as the royal couple's motorcade drove past well-wishers. It is not clear whether the royals saw Warriner.

Warriner said outside court Tuesday that he'd do the same thing to "any self-important, self-propagating elitist."