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Buckingham Guards' Snack Fancy Reportedly Riled Queen
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Buckingham Guards' Snack Fancy Reportedly Riled Queen

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Buckingham Guards' Snack Fancy Reportedly Riled Queen

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According to emails read in court during the long trial of defunct Murdoch tabloid News of the World, the queen's staff placed bowls of nuts around the palace for her, but royal police roaming the corridors couldn't resist them. So she drew lines on the bowls to keep track of the snack levels.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm David Greene.

Apparently, the queen of England is going nuts about Buckingham Palace Guards snacking on the job. This is a detail that came out during the long trial of defunct Murdoch tabloid News of the World. According to emails read in court, the queen's staff placed bowls of nuts around the palace for her. But royal police roaming the corridors couldn't resist. So her highness drew lines on the bowls to keep track of the snack levels.

Man, for these cops, what a royal pain.

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