There are some news headlines that are irresistible and that one simply has to follow up on. I do not as a rule track the activities of the parasitic British royal family but when I saw the BBC news headline Police ‘told to leave Queen’s nuts alone’, I had to read more.
It was interesting if not quite what I expected. It turns out that during the trial of former executives at Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World who are accused of hacking into telephones and bribing the police, some interesting emails have surfaced. It turns out that the Queen likes to have bowls of snacks left out for her and gets annoyed when other people eat them.
In the email to former NoW editor Andy Coulson, which Mr Goodman also had sent to himself, he wrote: “Problem is that police on patrol eat the lot… memo now gone around to all palace cops telling them to keep their sticky fingers out.”
The email continued: “Queen furious about police stealing bowls of nuts and nibbles left out for her in apartments in the BP/Queen’s corridor. She has a very savoury tooth and staff leave out cashews, Bombay Mix, almonds etc. Prob is that police on patrol eat the lot.”
How did the Queen find out about this dastardly crime? By doing a little sleuthing of her own. She marked the levels of the nuts in the bowls to see if they dipped.
What does this tell us? Mainly that the Queen is a cheap and ungrateful person. Not only does she live a life of parasitic luxury at the taxpayer’s expense, she resents the police who are assigned to protect her, likely bored out of their minds at what must be one of the dullest jobs in British law enforcement, eating her snacks.