Police called over Prince Frederik incident in Brisbane

Crown Prince Frederik was in Queensland for a regatta but Princess Mary reportedly did not make the trip

Jade Buddha co-owner Phil Hogan said his staff initially denied the prince entry on Friday night under the state's tough liquor laws, which require venues to scan the IDs of all patrons entering after 10pm.

Prince Frederik, who is married to Australian Mary Donaldson, is believed to be in Brisbane for the Hamilton Island Race Week yachting regatta.

Mr Stewart said the visiting royal was never refused entry and the identification issue was resolved during two earlier meetings involving the Prince's entourage.

Mr Hogan said he feared once the publicity about the prince's visit had passed he would be fined for allowing him to enter.

"None of our policies are negotiable, if the parties want to form a government with us, it's all on the table", he said.

"Subsequent to that, the Prince and his security detail arrived at the premises and they were facilitated into the premises where I understand the Prince enjoyed his time and left without incident."

Ms D'Ath said the Government was not aware of any complaints made by the Prince or his protection unit.

"I suspect most Queenslanders would be pleased to know that the laws are applied to everyone".

The introduction of I.D. scanners has been on the table for years, with many arguing that their introduction would create a nightmare in terms of logistics and privacy, and as Fairfax notes, Brisbane venues have reported having to turn away everyone from respected foreign business people to backpackers and tourists - often in large numbers and causing significant losses to the venue owners.

"But it seems a little bit amusing that Liquor and Gaming Regulation can turn around and just bend the law because it's a Crown Prince", he said.

But Mr Dick said the Palaszczuk Government would "clearly explain" the laws to nations participating in the Commonwealth Games, flagging the possibility of an worldwide marketing campaign.

Mr Lane conceded it would have been a tricky situation with Prince Frederik.

"It's certainly not a good look for our city when people regardless of who they are go for a night out and can't get it."

"It's not going to get rid of scanning, but there's an enormous amount of work involved in running an incorporated body", he said.



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