Prince Harry has embraced Australia as much as he has been embraced during his national tour to launch the 2018 Invictus Games.
But there is a part of the Australian culture that the Duke of Sussex does not seem to be left behind: the swimsuit.
Presented with a pair of smugglers of green and gold papillae to sign, the red-haired king declined politely.
The images show three Australian soldiers asking him to sign the swimsuit while sitting on an athlete's head.
Standing in front of the group, Harry looks laughing, but did not autograph the trunks.
What are those? Prince Harry refused to sign a pair of Budgie Smugglers presented by an Australian athlete
Laughing: despite his refusal, both the locals and the reals seemed to be in a good mood while posing with the offensive swimsuit.
Ben Yeomans, Damien Irish and Kent were all smiles and only had praise for the Duke after meeting him on Sunday at the Invictus Games cycling event.
The three Australian larrikins said they understood that it would not have been a good look in front of the world press blinds.
"I was fully aware of that," laughed Mr. Kent.
We expected you to try them, but good next time.
"To be honest, it's so sensible, that one of the guys really."
Prince Harry may have rejected because he has already been gifted with a pair, by Paralympic and Triple J host Dylan Alcott.
Thank you, but no thanks: the Duke of Sussex was courteous in his refusal, and the athletes said they understood that it would not have been a good look at the world press.
The Duke of Sussex received the swimmers during a private event at Admirality House, the residence of the governor where he and Meghan Markle reside in Sydney, and quickly put them on the cowboys.
Dylan Alcott, a host in the daily ABC game summary, had a private conversation with Harry along with Invictus team members Matt Model and co-captain Nicole Bradley.
Mr. Alcott, who is a triple paralympic gold medalist in wheelchair tennis and wheelchair basketball, said: "We gave him a gift." One of the athletes, Matt, gave him a pair of parakeet smugglers. And he put them on top of the jeans, he looks extraordinary.
"He said," Do I put them on? "We said," one hundred percent. "So he put them on … Good for him.
Mr. Alcott, who was speaking at a reception hosted by Prime Minister Scott Morrison at a restaurant in the Sydney Botanical Gardens, added: "I just met the Duchess and he [Harry] I said that I am the culprit of the photo. I said: "Hey, I'm sorry!"
& # 39; I believe that [the budgie smugglers] He did wonders for him. It looked good. I should make it official! I reckon the duchess will love you. But who knows? Maybe not.
"I met the Duchess before, at Wimbledon, I'm the number one wheelchair tennis player in the world." I said: "We met at Wimbledon." She said: "I remember meeting you at Wimbledon &." # 39; I was very happy with that, I was quite happy that she remembered.
Alcott said that being able to speak in a relaxed and personal environment with the Prince about the problems faced by veterans and other people with disabilities or who have mental illnesses was incredibly moving.
"To sit on the lawn and chat with him about some really important issues, such as the integration of disability, talk about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), what he has done has been normalized a lot, so that people feel comfortable, "he said.
"As someone who has had a disability all my life, it really meant a lot to me to be able to say thank you." He is a good uncle.
At the reception, the couple met with children from Kookaburra Kids, an organization that helps children who live in families affected by mental health problems.
Lachlan Williams, 10, of Sydney, said: "He asked who had parents in the military and we put our hands up to say yes."
"Then I said," My teacher says she loves you. " They laughed.