The Queen and Prince Philip have ended their royal visit to Australia and are on their way back to England so that they won't miss out on this years Halloween celebrations on Monday evening (31 October) in the woods near Windsor Castle.
Originally to be flown back to England (free of charge) on one of the Aussie Qantas jumbo jets they had to instead make do by roughing it on a BA flight home from Perth (free of charge) when air crew of the Qantas airline went on strike.
The Queen, 'was not amused' when a young Australian man dropped his trousers to 'moon' a greeting to the elderly royal couple during their visit to Sydney earlier in the free holiday, but has since been taking lots of holiday snaps of the thousands of 'mooners' who have been lining the streets to welcome them to Australia with the traditional Aborigine greeting to 'posh white people'. In fact she has made it clear she would not object to mooning being used by gentlemen during knighthood ceremonies as it would make a nice change for her to have somewhere different to place her sword.
On boarding the free BA flight back to the UK from Perth, Prince Philip, still not convinced the mooning they'd been receiving throughout their 'free holiday' to Australia had been quite the traditional Aborigine form of welcome they'd been told, decided to stop at the top of the steps before boarding the free flight home, then turned to give the whole of Australia a final traditional gesture of farewell he can still remember often used by the Greek men and women of Corfu Island when he'd been growing up there as a boy (See picture).