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Queen's Chef Sacked After Palace Head-Butt

One of Prince Philip's preferred cooks allegedly fought with colleague
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 22, 2014 4:15 PM CST
Queen's Chef Sacked After Palace Head-Butt
Queen Elizabeth's staff is one chef smaller.   (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

(Newser) – Bad news for Prince Philip: one of his favorite cooks has been fired. The sacking of Adam Steele, 28, came after his arrest for allegedly head-butting a Buckingham Palace colleague during a gathering in the staff's living area, the Daily Mail reports. "No one knows what exactly was said to Adam, but it was something like, 'You've had enough; it's time to stop drinking,'" a source tells the paper. "Whatever it was, the next thing the other man has blood over his face and a cut eyebrow." Steele spent the night in a police cell and was fired after an internal palace investigation, the Mail notes. (In other news on the royals, US reporters are being asked to dress up when Will and Kate visit next month.)

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