Comic Crashes William's Birthday Bash
The alleged castle crasher, Aaron Barschak, 36, was identified by his father, Fred Barschak, who said that his son was probably trying to promote his act. Police detained the younger Barschak, but then released him on Sunday with no charges pressed against him, says AP.
"He would not have been trying to harm anyone, not at all. He is actually not at all anti-royal," Fred Barschak, 72, said outside his north London home. "He is a professional standup comedian who is desperate to be a serious actor."
At the time of his stunt, Barschak reportedly interrupted William as he was addressing 300 guests, including his father, Prince Charles, and his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
As for the rest of the party, which carried an "Out of Africa" theme (given William's interest in the continent) guests reportedly included several members of the royal family, the prince's university friends from St. Andrews and such celebrities as "Mr. Bean" comedian Rowan Atkinson.
On Sunday, William joined his brother, Harry, and father for a polo match, while, as is the custom, his 21st birthday included the release of an official interview.
"All these questions about 'Do you want to be king?' It's not a question of wanting to be, it's something I was born into, and it's my duty," the prince, second in line to the throne, told the British Press Association.