The late Shane Warne’s daughter Brooke Warne, 26, has had a rocky start to this year’s Melbourne Cup.
After several wardrobe malfunctions in the morning, the influencer was then caught up in pro-Palestine and anti-Melbourne Cup protests taking place outside the Carnival, forcing her to leave her car and walk 30 minutes in the heat in a desperate attempt to arrive on time.
At 2 p.m., she finally ate for the first time that day.
“They were diverting all the traffic and we had places to go, so we had to walk,” Warne said.
The late Shane Warne’s daughter Brooke Warne, 26 (pictured), was almost late to the Melbourne Cup due to protesters who had gathered outside.
Ms Warne walked 30 minutes to arrive on time at the races, where she was accompanied by her partner and other friends.
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Warne, who has recently made a name for herself on social media as a fashion influencer, stood out in a stunning orange jumpsuit with a black fascinator at this year’s Cup.
She told NCA NewsWire that despite the morning’s disaster, she was determined not to miss her scheduled appearance on Tuesday under the Schweppes marquee in the Birdcage.
“I had to walk for half an hour, up all these steps… in my heels,” Warne said.
“I didn’t want to bother anyone, so I thought, ‘I’ll just have to walk.’
Warne, accompanied by her partner and other friends, said she had no idea protests were taking place.
“I didn’t know what was happening,” she said.
“There were the people from Nup to the Cup and also the Palestinian protesters.”
Animal rights activists and pro-Palestinian activists protested on Melbourne Cup day, forcing police to divert traffic away from the carnival as participants worked to get to the carnival venue.
Warne was joined on Tuesday by close family friends of her long-time partner Alex Heath, who traveled from Wales only to attend their first Melbourne Cup.
“It’s their first time racing and it’s all they’ve ever wanted to do,” she said.
The 31-year-old said she enjoyed the warmth and was looking forward to the summer ahead, despite the difficulty of her father’s absence.
“It’s obviously a little difficult now,” she said.
“But we get together as a family, go down to the beach and enjoy our day.”