Queen Furious When Cops Swiped Her Nuts
She turned detective to stop pilfering, court told
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 13, 2013 2:04 AM CST
Updated Dec 13, 2013 2:30 AM CST
Palace cops were told to keep their sticky fingers off the Queen's nuts.   (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, File)

(Newser) – In behavior that probably would have led to their beheadings in an earlier time, police officers on duty in Buckingham Palace infuriated Queen Elizabeth II by helping themselves to nuts left out in bowls in the royal residence, Britain's phone-hacking trial heard yesterday. The Queen was "furious" about the pilfering, the News of the World's former royal editor wrote in an email read to the court. "She has a very savory tooth and staff leave out cashews, Bombay Mix almonds, etc."

The irritated monarch apparently did some sleuthing to see who had been nibbling her snacks, the Guardian reports. "She started marking the bowls to see when the levels dipped," the email states, noting that a memo has "now gone around to all palace cops telling them to keep their sticky fingers out." Amid laughter, the judge reminded the court that the nut-stealing was "an unproven allegation," reports the BBC. The royal editor is among several former News of the World editors accused of hacking phones and paying cops for information. (Could the queen's love of nuts be helping her live longer? Maybe.)

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scoonjodi
Dec 14, 2013 8:44 AM CST
Lots of queens these days with nuts.
Lou Bernardo
Dec 13, 2013 9:03 PM CST
A queen with nuts would be a king.
Sam Houston
Dec 13, 2013 7:46 PM CST
This is one sassy Monarch that you don't mess with. She is extremely intelligent. Let the Lady have her nuts. I think that she deserved them.