Man prepares to dump bucket of horse manure on Prince Charles

Horse and manure illustration 
By: Anika Rao 

A man prepared a bucket of horse manure to throw on Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, according to police reports.

Police said that they arrested a man from New Zealand, before he had a chance to throw the bucket of horse manure on Prince Charles and his wife Camilla during a royal visit to the Pacific nation.

Castislav Sam Bacanov, 76, pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday, in Auckland, for planning a crime in a public place. He has agreed in accordance with the conditions of his bail to keep at least 500 meters away from the royal couple.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are on a six-day tour of New Zealand, the last leg of their Pacific tour marking the sixtieth jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

Police spokeswoman Noreen Hegarty said officers arrested Bacanov, a known anti-monarchist, on Monday, near central Auckland, where Charles and Camilla were due to appear. She said the royal couple had not yet reached the open area and were never in danger.

Hegarty said officers were making sure that the area was safe for the royal couple to appear when they caught the man with the horse manure bucket.