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I didn't touch the prince's bottom, says charity boss

By Tony Jones

Published 13/11/2015

Australian charity boss Janine Kirk has strongly denied getting too close to Prince Charles as she guided him around an event in Sydney
Australian charity boss Janine Kirk has strongly denied getting too close to Prince Charles as she guided him around an event in Sydney

A charity executive has been forced to defend herself against accusations she was over-familiar with the Prince of Wales and appeared to touch his bottom.

Janine Kirk, who works for Charles as chief executive of The Prince's Charities Australia, was pictured with her hand close to the heir to the throne during a reception in Sydney.

When she later joined Charles and Camilla at a dinner hosted by the Governor General at his official Sydney residence, Admiralty House, she strongly denied she had got too close to the Prince.

She said: "I didn't touch him. I was guiding him around the event. It is just a funny camera angle. As if I would touch his bottom. It is just ridiculous."

Ms Kirk had been taking the Prince around a reception in Sydney that followed a discussion involving various bodies about how to improve the psychological outcomes for individuals and organisations following natural or man-made disasters.

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